These two photos, taken in the late 1980s, show that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is growing thicker. If you or someone you know has seen these towers - or actually worked on them - I'd love to hear from you.
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© Robert Holmes
Transmission Towers Buried in Ice Sheet.

In the mid 1960s, ITT built a power transmission line in Antarctica. The transmission towers stood 115 feet tall. As you can see in these photos, all but the top 30 feet of the towers are now buried in ice. And the crane used to build the towers will soon be totally covered by ice. (By the way. If you know what kind of crane this is, or how tall it is, please let me know.)
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© Unknown
Construction Crane Buried in Ice Sheet

Not only are the power transmission towers being buried, so are the Antarctic research stations themselves. The old Byrd Station has been shut down because it is buried beneath 40 to 50 feet of ice and snow and is slowly being crushed.

The old South Pole station is also buried beneath the ice. So is the old Siple station. The current South Pole station is also slowly being buried. A new station is now being built on top of the ice to replace it.

The Antarctic Ice Sheet covers five million square miles. The Greenland Ice Sheet covers another 700,000 square miles. Combined, they're twice as big as the contiguous United States. Combined, they're 100 times bigger than all the rest of the world's glaciers put together.

Glaciers are growing in other areas, too. Some glaciers on Canada's Baffin Island are as large or larger than at any time during the past 33,000 years; perhaps the past 60,000 years.

In fact, glaciers are growing around the world. See a list of expanding glaciers. The next ice age has begun . . . and we don't even know it.

This info comes from Robert Holmes. Mr Holmes travels to Antarctica yearly, where he builds and maintains research stations.