The award-winning VICE documentary series on HBO turned its attention to Antarctica in a season premiere that aired last week.
“Even if a small fraction of the ice in Antarctica melts, the resulting sea level rise will completely remap the world as we know it,” the movie trailer states.
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“Antarctica is still a juggernaut,” Mother Jones notes. “As ice sheets there collapse—a process some scientists now see as irreversible—global sea level could rise 10 feet. The complete meltdown could take hundreds of years, but if you live anywhere near the coast, it’s not hard to imagine why my colleague Chris Mooney called that discovery a ‘holy shit moment for global warming.’”
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