Pine Island Glacier's retreat 'irreversible'
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This has major implications for sea level rise.
The Amundsen Bay, the area of West Antarctica containing PIG and other large glaciers, is currently dumping more than 150 cu km of ice a year into the ocean.
If the forecasts of Dr Gudmundsson and colleagues are correct, PIG could now lead an accelerating trend.
The apathy of the world to its own destruction keeps getting louder.
Very alarming reports.
And yet that is accompanied by a feeling of helplessness that there is nothing we can do about it.
Right. This is not a movie.
Worse is the feeling that there are people whose job it is to do something about this, but they're not.