By Nick Golledge for The New York Times

With the ocean warming, the Antarctic ice sheet is more susceptible to melt because so many of that sea level rise rests on the bedrock below.

We are very hopeful that the ice that has been lost in West Antarctica during the last few decades will exceed any mass gain attributable to snowfall.

We also trust that much of this loss is attributable to increased below-sea-level ice melting, driven by warming sea water.

The extent of that development depends to a large extent on how far we can both reduced energy greenhouse gas emissions at this moment.

That is encouraging because each assessment report produces new writers with varied expertise.

Every individual comment had to be answered by the author’s team, written answers given and adjustments to the text carefully noted and followed up.

Although some aspects of AR6 are new, the underlying message is unchanged.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is an intergovernmental body of the United Nations that is dedicated to providing the world with objective, (wikipedia)

Effects of climate change

The effects of climate change span the physical environment, ecosystems and human societies. They also include the economic and social changes which stem from living in a warmer world. (wikipedia)

Climate change in Antarctica

Climate change in Antarctica is resulting in rising temperatures and increasing snowmelt and ice loss. (wikipedia)

Climate change

Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. (wikipedia)

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