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Climate change: West Antarctica’s Getz glaciers flowing faster – Yahoo News Australia

Satellites record the speed-up of glaciers along a 1,000km stretch of Antarctic coastline.



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Wherever you look in West Antarctica right now, the message is the same: Its marine-terminating glaciers are being melted by warm seawater.
Scientists have just taken a detailed look at the ice streams flowing into the ocean along a 1,000km-stretch of coastline known as the Getz region.
It incorporates 14 glaciers – and they’ve all speeded up.
Since 1994, they’ve lost 315 gigatonnes of ice – equivalent to 126 million Olympic swimming pools of water.
If you put this in the context of the Antarctic…

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