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The ice is melting six times faster

NEW YORK (Dagbladet): the Ice around the south Pole is melting ever faster as a result of the warmer water. Scientists believe, therefore, that havnivåene will rise faster than it has so far been assumed.

Each year from 1979 to 1989 melted 40 billion tons of ice from the Antarctic. This figure had risen to 252 billion tons in 2009, according to a new research report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, according to the Washington Post.

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It means that the Pole will lose six times as much ice annually as compared with forty years ago. It is required that about 360 billion tons of ice melt for sea level to rise by one millimeter.

- the Locations that are experiencing changes in the Antarctic are not limited to only a couple of places. It is more comprehensive than what we have thought. For me it seems to be cause for concern, says researcher Eric Rignot at the University of California, told the paper.

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Havnivåene have already risen by about 20 centimetres since 1900. The findings can be a new sign that the world may face catastrophic consequences if the changes continue at the same pace.

As the ice in Antarctica continues to melt away, we expect that sea levels will rise by several metres in coming centuries, " says Rignot to

Fear it is too late to avoid skrekkscenarioet: - It is a death sentence - Losing Greenland

Second after the Antarctic has Greenland, the largest concentration of ice on the planet. the

one year ago also introduced the Nasa fresh findings from a groundbreaking survey of the seabed around Greenland's massive glaciers. Here, too, showed the survey that a isområde on the coast, which is two to four times larger than previously assumed, is exposed to accelerated melting.

- We are going to lose Greenland. Parisavtalen contains a target of a maximum two degree rise. Two degrees is a death sentence for the Greenland ice, says the american glasiologen Jason Box to Denmark's Radio (DR).

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