Source Pravda.Ru

Melting glaciers: on the brink of catastrophe

Glaciers once held up by a floating ice shelf off &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/12/02/40228.html' target=_blank>Antarctica are now sliding off into the sea - and they are going fast, scientists said.

Two separate studies from climate researchers and the space agency NASA show the glaciers are flowing into &to=http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/10/04/37691.html' target=_blank>Antarctica's Weddell Sea, freed by the 2002 breakup of the Larsen B ice shelf.

Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the researchers said their satellite measurements suggest climate warming can lead to rapid sea level rise, informs the Reuters.