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Antarctic Ice Causing Some to Wonder

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Controversial opinions continue about the antarctic ice sheet as the climate is warming.

A Study of the Antarctic ice sheet said today that its loss would have a devastating effect on southern Florida and populated coastal areas in North America.

The report in tomorrow's edition of Science warns that the loss of the ice sheet from a warming climate would raise sea levels 21 feet and change the rotation of the earth.

The co-author of the report, Peter Clark of Oregon State University, said the collapse isn't imminent.

At the same time another report estimated a rise in sea level up to three feet by the end of this century.