Massive Volcano Discovered Under Antarctic Ice

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Via National Geographic:

A newly discovered volcano found buried beneath a thick layer of ice in Antarctica could speed up ice loss and raise global sea levels when it erupts, scientists say.

The finding, detailed in the current issue of Nature Geoscience, marks the first time that an active volcano has been discovered under the ice of the frozen continent.

When it erupts—which no one can predict—the volcano “will create millions of gallons of water beneath the ice—many lakes full,” study leader Doug Wiens, professor of earth and planetary science at Washington University in St. Louis, said in a statement.

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  • InfvoCuernos

    That’s just what we need-some natural event that all the deniers can point to so they can keep on pillaging the planet. On the bright side, if all that ice melts then it’ll free up a lot of resources so the rich can get a little richer( oh wait, I guess that’s not such a bright side.)

    • Anarchy Pony

      Yes but it will usher in the metanatricide, enable the independence of Mars and allow the proletariat to assert control over society at last.

      Oh wait, this isn’t the Mars trilogy…

  • Brandon Burns

    Somewhere on the planet Graham Hancock’s head just exploded.

  • Mr Willow

    Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!