Antarctic Ice Melt Rate Has Doubled Since 2010, Study Finds

By Andrew Freedman

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A European Space Agency satellite has found that Antarctica has been shedding ice at an accelerated pace compared to when the continent was last surveyed, backing up other research that has detected similar trends. The study, accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, comes one week after other studies claimed that the “collapse” of some glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be inevitable, due to manmade global warming and other factors.

The new research, by a team of researchers in the U.K., used observations from the CryoSat-2 satellite to …read more

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