Looking at this map it looks so big. Global warming fears could be reinforced.

When we look at this one though of our Flat Earth (kidding) we see the entire snow and ice mass of Antarctica could melt and do nothing to raise ocean water levels.


The transverse Mercator projection on the sphere. It is truncated where x equals (plus/minus) pi (in units of earth radius). Produced using Geocart from [1]. Enhanced named parallels. This “flat map” by Peter Mercator [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

 

Antarctica map credits Ohio State University and University of Minnesota and used for educational purposes and reference. One could also read the article about this new map here.