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Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice loss speeds sea Level rise
13 June 2018
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, ice losses from Antarctica are causing sea levels to rise faster today than at any time in the past 25 years. Results of the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) were published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
Image credit: BAS/Hamish Pritchard - The late summer sun sets over mountains and icebergs around Adelaide Island, Antarctic Peninsula