Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Massive ice sheets melting 'at rate of 300bn tonnes a year', climate satellite shows

"A satellite that measures gravity fluctuations on Earth due to changes in the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica has detected a rapid acceleration in the melting of glacier ice over the past decade, which could have a dramatic impact on sea levels around the world.

The sheets are losing around 300 billion tonnes of ice a year, the research indicates."

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