The Hill: Scientists say ‘unimaginable amounts’ of water will pour into oceans if ice shelves collapse amid global heating. “Ice shelves are important buffers, preventing glaciers on land from flowing freely into the ocean and contributing to sea level rise,” said Ella Gilbert, who co-authored the study.
- A new study on ice shelves in the Antarctic was published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on Thursday.
- The study was conducted through the University of Reading.
- It found that one-third of ice shelves are at risk of collapsing if temperatures hit 4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
A new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters found that one-third of ice shelves surrounding Antarctica could collapse if temperatures hit 4 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, resulting in “unimaginable amounts” of water being released into the sea.