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Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise


Antarctic Peninsula from the air

The Antarctic Peninsula from the air: although the mountains are plastered in snow and ice, measurements tell us that this region is losing ice at an increasing rate.

Credit: Pippa Whitehouse, University of Durham

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 the European Space Agency (ESA).

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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