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Scientists release highest resolution map of Antarctica ever made | Daily Mail Online

'What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it todayThe retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago, scientists found. '

'In one of the most complete pictures of Antarctic ice sheet change to date, an international team of 84 experts combined 24 satellite surveys to yield the results. ', "This results in Antarctica's ice shelves remaining intact, slowing loss of ice from the ice sheet and reducing the threat of sea level rise."

'If all the East Antarctic Ice Sheet melted, the sea level would rise by 175 feet (53 metres). '

'The East Antarctic Ice Sheet was stable throughout the last warm periodThe stability of the largest ice sheet on Earth is an indication to scientists that it could hold up as temperatures continue to rise. '

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