Antarctic sea ice at historic lows, melting poses risks

The Straits Times March 2, 2024, 07:00 AM UTC

Summary: Antarctic sea ice hits historic lows for 3 years, with minimum extent under 2 million sq km, lowest in 46 years. Melting ice could lead to catastrophic sea level rise. Nearly half of ice shelves reduced in volume, releasing trillions of tons of meltwater. Scientists warn of irreversible damage due to human-caused global warming. Global temperatures already 1.2 deg C hotter than pre-industrial levels. Urgent action needed to limit warming.

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