A vast, white sheet of ice

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The Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting at alarming rates due to climate change and will continue to do so for decades — even if the Paris climate agreement goals are met.

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The Greenland ice sheet is seen in southeastern Greenland, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. The Greenland ice sheet, the second largest body of ice in the world which covers roughly 80% of the country, has been melting and its glaciers retreating at an accelerated pace in recent years due to warmer temperatures.

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