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What side is increasing dramatically?

The eastern side ice sheet


What is the Antarctica peninsula (west)?

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


Warming impact on physical/living environment?

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


What has the temperature been like on the eastern side?

It has risen a lot less


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