Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Have Lost Millions of Metric Tons of Ice

Source: Inside Climate News

Scientific American

Antarctic ice shelves have lost nearly 4 trillion metric tons of ice since the mid-1990s, a new study analyzing satellite data from 1994 to 2018 found. Ocean water is melting them from the bottom up, causing them to lose mass faster than they can refreeze, it says, spelling bad news for the hundreds of glaciers along the Antarctic coastline and raising the threat of global sea level rise.

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