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Running the numbers on an insane scheme to save Antarctic ice

Enlarge / Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier sheds some icebergs. Could we… sort of… put them back? NASA Earth Observatory Imagine, if you will, the engineers of the king’s court after Humpty Dumpty’s disastrous fall. As panicked men apparently competed with horses for access to the site of the accident, perhaps the engineers were scoping out …

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Two sea level studies have some good news, bad news

Enlarge / The Stange Ice Shelf in Antarctica. Mark Brandon One of the most shocking climate science studies in recent years came in 2016. That study, from David Pollard at Penn State and Rob DeConto at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, showed that adding a couple physical processes to their model of the Antarctic ice …

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