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Scientists have just discovered something on Antarctica that could make climate change even worse

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Water is flowing across Antarctica in vast rivers, lakes and waterfalls and has been for decades, scientists have discovered. While temporary meltwater streams have been encountered before by polar explorers like Ernest Shackleton, it was thought liquid water was relatively rare because the continent is so cold. However a new study of aerial photography and satellite images found “widespread drainage of meltwater” as far south as 600km (375 miles) from the South Pole and as high as 1,300m above sea level – about the same height as Ben Nevis.
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