The ice is melting at both poles

And, all at a faster rate



We obtain the most complete and accurate assessment to date of ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica. It was found that the melting of ice in the last 20 years has increased. These results came to an international group of experts supported by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). They examined data from several satellites and aircraft.

According to scientists, today ice sheets are losing more than three times as much ice per year (the equivalent of the rise of the sea by 0.95 mm) compared to the 1990s (0.27 mm). About two-thirds of the loss falls on Greenland, and the rest — in Antarctica, writes science.compulenta.ru.

In addition, it became clear that tuched ice in Antarctica and Greenland in 1992 sea levels will rise by 11.1 mm. This is about one-fifth of the growth in the last 20 years.

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