Regardless of what you may have heard the Antarctic shelf ice is not, repeat not, melting...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/25/antarctic_ice_not_melting/

It turns out that past studies, which were based on computer models without any direct data for comparison or guidance, overestimate the water temperatures and extent of melting beneath the Fimbul Ice Shelf. This has led to the misconception, Hattermann said, that the ice shelf is losing mass at a faster rate than it is gaining mass, leading to an overall loss of mass.

The team’s results show that water temperatures are far lower than computer models predicted ...


She blinded me with Science!