|Credit goes to Julia R. Andreasen, Anna E. Hogg, and Heather L. Selley.|
See: (European Geosciences Union, Volume 17 / issue 5 / TC, 17, 2059-2072, 2023 / May 16, 2023.)
[Andreasen, J. R., Hogg, A. E., and Selley, H. L.: Change in Antarctic ice shelf area from 2009 to 2019, The Cryosphere, 17, 2059–2072, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-17-2059-2023, 2023.]
It was found that, between 2009 and 2019, sixteen of the 34 ice shelves of Antarctica were growing enough to produce a surface mass balance gain (an increase of ice) amounting to positive 661 Gigatons.
It was found that East Antarctica's ice shelves let Antarctica grow another 5,305 square kilometers in ice, despite the 18 ice shelves in the West of Antarctica and on its peninsula which were retreating. This translates into an aggregate ice growth of 2,048 square miles.
Keep in mind that Antarctica's peninsula is outside of the Polar Circle of the Southern Hemisphere. Thus, summertime temperatures above freezing there are not a sign of the End of the World. In fact, the Antarctic Peninsula is closer to Argentina than it is to the South Pole. This is understandable when you take into account the reality that Antarctica is 5.5 MILLION square miles wide. It's the exact same size as the Arctic Ocean, on the other side of Planet Earth. This brings the rationally minded person to a question: Why is the South Pole all ice-covered terrain, while the North Pole is all ice-covered water the exact same size as Antarctica? ... that is, why, in addition to the centipedal force caused by the Coriolis Effect?