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The amount of moss growing in Antarctica is scary

The last thing that comes to mind when we think of Antarctica is the color green.

After all, the continent is one of the coldest and desolate places on earth with ice everywhere.

But due to global warming, glaciers have been melting and vital ice shelves have large cracks in them which will cause sea levels to rise.

Now there’s more evidence that points to the threat of global warming, moss.

Scientists published a new study in Current Biology that shows two different species of moss growing faster than ever on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Antarctica ice and glacial melting

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Antarctica is overall accumulating ice, but parts have increased ice loss in last decades:

ANTARCTICA – JUNE 15: Iceberg near the Ukrainian Station Akademik Vernadsky, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

On Sept. 19, 2014, the five-day average of Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers for the first time since 1979, according…

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