I thought we might be able to hold back the melting of glaciers. But research now indicates a 'keystone' Antarctic glacier is doomed. Once it goes, others in the region would eventually follow.
The vanishing of the entire West Antarctic ice sheet would have a huge effect on sea levels worldwide: a rise of up to 3 metres if all of it melted. Although these changes may take several hundred years, global warming is happening now. We need to plan for changes and think about what we can do as individuals to buy more time.