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Wednesday 22 September 2004

Renewed worries about potential rise in sea level

About two years after the Larsen B ice-shelf broke away in Antarctica, it seems that the glaciers which flow into the area have begun to move much more rapidly than before, it is being presumed because the ice-shelf is no longer there to retain them. Unlike the ice-shelf, this would have an effect on sea levels and if this were to happen in some other parts of the continent the effects on the rest of the world could be truly dramatic.

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