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Crevasses near the grounding line of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. Credits: University of Washington/I. Joughin

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). According to the study,…

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Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992

Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 Christian Wilkinson / shutterstock Thomas Slater, University of Leeds and Andrew Shepherd, University of Leeds It can be easy to overlook the monstrous scale of the Antarctic ice sheet. Ice, thick enough in many places to bury mountains, covers…

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