Climate crisis

Worst-case scenario of Antarctic ice sheet collapse could still be avoided

We can still slow ice loss in the Antarctic.

Landsat 9 image showing the highly fractured front of Crosson Ice Shelf, Amundsen Sector, West Antar...
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The collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet is one of the most dramatic potential consequences of global warming.

If the West Antarctic ice sheet does collapse into the ocean, it could cause a sea level rise of more than 10 feet, bringing devastating floods to coastal communities.