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Fwd: Dahr Jamail | "Apocalyptic" Melting in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up Scorching Year

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    As part of the creeping admissions on ice sheet collapse, this one says 11 feet, ref. ACC report 2009 saying 20 feet most likely due to ISC r ... Richard
    Message 1 of 1 , 4 Dec, 2017
      As part of the creeping admissions on ice sheet collapse, this one says 11 feet, ref. ACC report 2009 saying 20 feet most likely due to ISC

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