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Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:50 pm
by ajsuff
...................... from the Smithsonian ..............................

Since 1992, the continent has lost more than 3.3 trillion tons of ice, triggering a quarter-inch rise in global sea levels

Antarctica is melting, and it’s happening at a much faster rate than scientists previously anticipated. According to a study published in Nature on Wednesday, losses in Antarctica’s ice sheets—which hold 60 to 90 percent of Earth’s fresh water, The New York Times’ Kendra Pierre-Louis notes—have tripled since 2007. The study presents the most comprehensive analysis of Antarctic ice loss to date, drawing on 24 surveys conducted by 84 scientists from 44 institutions.


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