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Using up earth's fossil fuels will melt all ice: study

Scientists give a sense of risks future generations could face if emissions of greenhouse gases are not curbed

The research reveals about half the Antarctic ice sheet will melt or fall into the sea in the first 1,000 years.

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BURNING all the world's deposits of coal, oil and natural gas would raise the temperature enough to melt the entire ice sheet covering Antarctica, driving the level of the sea up by more than 160 feet, scientists reported on Friday.

In a major surprise to the researchers,