Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea - The New York Times
This is the first of three dispatches from a New York Times reporting trip to #Antarctica.
A rapid disintegration of Antarctica might, in the worst case, cause the sea to rise so fast that tens of millions of coastal refugees would have to flee inland, potentially straining societies to the breaking point. Climate scientists used to regard that scenario as fit only for Hollywood disaster scripts. But these days, they cannot rule it out with any great confidence.