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Science New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change

A new Antarctic ice core that's more than 10,000 feet long suggests that West Antarctica may have begun melting more than 2,000 years earlier than believed. The secret? Sea ice.

By Correspondent / August 15, 2013

Kendrick Taylor / West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide Ice Core

Most ice we see melts quickly, from ice cubes melting into a soda to icicles disappearing on a sunny winter day. But in Antarctica, ice can stick around for hundreds of thousands of years.