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1

What side is increasing dramatically?

The eastern side ice sheet

2

What is the Antarctica peninsula (west)?

Particularly sensitive to small rises in temperature - experienced increases of 3 degrees in last 50 years

3

Warming impact on physical/living environment?

Penguin colonies changes
Melting of snow covered vegetation
Decline in krill
Glaciers retreated
Ice shelves breaking up

4

What has the temperature been like on the eastern side?

It has risen a lot less

5

Why might climate change contribute to sea ice expansion?

More western winds drives the sea northwards
Remain and snow layering southern ocean with cool dense layer
Storms freshening local water