Breaking Up Is Far Too Easy

Science  30 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5586, pp. 1494-1496
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5586.1494

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MARGUERITE BAY, ANTARCTICA-- Spring is in the air on the Antarctic Peninsula, where rising temperatures are eroding floating ice shelves that have been in place for millennia. The melting could augur a far more perilous warming of the mainland ice sheets, with catastrophic effects on global sea levels.