• Antarctica's Rate of Melting Ice Has Tripled in the Last Decade, Study Says

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Antarctica - Earth's coldest, Southern-most continent - is melting faster than scientists anticipated, according to a new report.
    A study published on Wednesday by more than 80 co-authors from around the world in Nature found that Antarctica's melt rate has tripled in the last decade. And it's likely due to human emission of greenhouse gasses.
    “We are able to say that the increased ice loss is mainly due to ocean-driven melting in West Antarctica,” lead author Andrew Shepherd, researcher from the University of Leeds, told USA Today. “The ocean is about 1 degree too warm for the ice, and it...
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