Gallery: Study Shows Why Global Warming is Adding Ice to the Antarctic


Even though the planet is warming, the sea ice around Antarctica is expanding in the winter. This paradox has stumped scientists, who have struggled to understand why the ice is growing there while ice at the other pole is rapidly melting. In fact, ice in the Antarctic reached an all-time high in 2010 despite that year being one of the hottest ever. Now, scientists have unlocked the mystery, and it all comes back to global warming.

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  1. mercurydan April 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I dont think the sea level rise of 3 human hairs is anything to worry about nor do i think you can even calculate whether that has happened it is so small.

  2. mercurydan April 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    We all know we can trust Christian Science because that isnt an Oxymoron at all. Also they arent interested in the ice sheets melting they are interested in the ice on land. Because we all know that when ice freezes it expands meaning a greater volume therefore when it melts (a smaller volume), it doesnt contribute to rising sea levels.

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