to Kristy Lewis
findings, announced in February, used ice velocity data to show that
there is a critical tipping point at which the shelves act like a
restraining band, holding back the the ice that flows toward the sea.
In a dramatic press release, the ESA said that as the ice is lost, it
could be “point of no return” for Antarctica’s ice.
Climate: Antarctic ice shelf retreat may be irreversible
30 April, 2016
ESA satellites offer clues about climate change consequences