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Floating Antarctic Ice Goes from Record High to Record Lows

Floating Antarctic Ice Goes from Record High to Record Lows Photo: Pixabay

SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
Created: July 01, 2019 03:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists.
    
A new NASA study shows that ice off the southern continent steadily increased from 1979 and hit a record high in 2014. But three years later, the ice hit its lowest mark, wiping out the three-and-a-half decades of gain.
    
The amount lost is bigger than the size of Mexico.
    
Scientists say they don't know if this a natural blip that will go away or something more long term and worrisome.
    
The study is in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
 

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