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How does the greenhouse effect impact Antarctica?



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One big problem with global warming is that it might cause the Ross Ice Shelf, a very large continental glacier in Antarctica to warm and soften enough to slide into the ocean and cause a massive increase in icebergs and a rise in sea levels. The rising sea level is one of the scariest predictions of global warming theory to me, because it would disrupt global shipping and thus hinder our ability to redistribute food and other goods in global markets. It would also cause people to move to higher ground, and since most people live near ocean coasts (and some live on islands), rising sea levels could cause mass migration, which would be very socially and economically disruptive, maybe enough to cause war.

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