Antarctica is melting more than scientists thought, and it’s creating giant waterfalls

Antarctica is not the icy world scientists thought it was. A team of scientists recently compiled the most detailed map, yet, of liquid water across Antarctica. They found water in places where it was thought to be impossible.

“This study tells us there’s already a lot more melting going on than we thought,” Robin Bell, who is a geophysicist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, told Kevin Krajick
. “When you turn up the temperature, it’s only going to increase.”

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