People do not really understand just how much ice is in Antarctica. The ice sheet covers 14 million square km (5.4 million square miles). Most of the ice sheet is nearly 2,800 m (9,000 ft) thick. This results in 30 million cubic kilometers (7.2 million cubic miles) of ice. The Antarctic ice sheet covers an area larger than the United States and Mexico combined.
Although there are news reports of the Antarctic ice cap melting, the reality is that while the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has been pulling back somewhat, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has been adding 5 billion tons of ice each year since 1992. The ice sheet is growing, NOT melting. Consequently, there is virtually zero chance that the Antarctic ice sheet will melt any time soon.
The truth is that the Earth is not warming now. Over the past decades, there was a slight warming, but that has now reversed, and the Earth will be cooling down for several decades, perhaps several hundred years. The reason is that CO2 does NOT drive global climate change. The Sun does this. Look at this chart.
This shows the combined effect of three of the four solar output cycles. The fourth one is about 1,500 years, so you cannot see its effect in this chart. As solar output increases, the Earth’s magnetic field captures charged particles from the solar wind, and these shield the Earth from cosmic rays. As solar output decreases, the Earth’s magnetic field contains less charged particles, allowing more cosmic rays through. Recent research has shown that cosmic rays are responsible for 30% of cloud formation, so when solar output is low, the Earth is more cloudy, and this causes the Earth to cool. Predictions now are that we are entering a mini ice-age similar to that of 1300 AD to 1800 AD.