Massive Totten Glacier in East Antarctica ‘vulnerable’ to collapse

Best known quote from W’s wild man Rumsfeld, was “you can know about known knowns,  and known unknowns but not unknown unknowns”. This story from Tas Van Ommen Program Leader, Australian Antarctic Division reveals results of latest investigation that this glacier, resting on submarine ridge, with immense weight of ice above it, is subject to warm water current, which risks separation and tumble into deep ocean. On its own, it can cause 3.5m(not a typo!) sea level rise. Will all Tony’s horses and all Tony’s bigots be able to put this one back together again. Fat chance.

>hearmore.mp3> ABC RN Breakfast

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This is on behalf of local climate change group. Material is selected by Bernie McComb and does not necessarily represent opinion of whole group.
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