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Over a 3rd of Antarctic ice shelf may collapse as local weather change warms the Earth – The Shepherd of the Hills Gazette

Over a third of the Antarctic ice shelf is at risk of collapsing as Earth continues to warm. In a new study, scientists at the University of Reading have

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Over a third of the Antarctic ice shelf is at risk of collapsing as Earth continues to warm. 
In a new study, scientists at the University of Reading have found that as climate change continues, if Earth’s global temperature rises to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) above pre-industrial levels, about 193,000 square miles (500,000 square kilometers) of the Antarctic ice shelves could collapse into the sea. Ice shelves are permanent floating slabs of ice attached to coastline, and the collapse…

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