How much of the ice would be left if the world warmed by 4 degrees?



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    The majority of ice on Earth is located  within Antarctica and the Arctic ice caps, with the Arctic ice cap experiencing a greater rate of melting than it’s southern counterpart due to the Antarctic having a much high volume of ice.  Earth is expected to warm 4-7 degrees over the next 100 years, which would lead to about a 9%+ reduction in the permanent size of the Arctic ice cap each decade. By 2050, this could lead to absence of any major remaining ice pack in the Artic.  However, due to the sheer volume of ice on the southern Antarctic ice pack, there would still be a large amount of ice there for several hundred years (although the melting of the northern ice pack would have dramatic consequences on climate change).

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