An accelerated melting of ice detected due to climate change
Antarctica losing ice at a scary pace - interesting science news

Researchers discovered that Antarctica showed a six-fold increase in ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017. This accelerated melting raised the sea levels by more than half an inch during this time.

Between this period Antarctica lost 40 gigatons of ice annually. However, between 1979 to 2001 the average loss was 48 gigatons per year which increased to 134 gigatons per year from 2001 to 2017.

This research data comes from 176 basins over 18 different regions and spanning over four decades. This will continue for several years unless we take urgent action.

Read the full story: University of California - Irvine
Scientific publication: PNAS

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