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Scientists beating the alarm: Ice in Antarctica is melting much faster than thought
Environment The ice on Antarctica is melting faster than scientists originally thought. The ice melts now six times faster than forty years ago. This is evident from a new study that was published today in the scientific journal PNAS. Through the melting of ice increases the sea level at an alarming rate, warn the Us scientists.

For 2012, produced warm oceans, loss of ice in Antarctica of 76 billion tons per year. Since then, there has been a strong increase with the continent 219 billion tonnes of ice per year lost between 2012 and 2017. This increased the level of the sea each year is 0.2 millimeters. Over the last century the sea level in a total of approximately twenty centimeters increased, so in the new research to read.

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The situation threatens to get worse, warns Eric Rignot, chairman of the Earth System Science at the University of California. “The sea level rise in the coming centuries with a few meters rise”, sounds. “We are now experiencing the ice six times faster melt than during the seventies in the same period”.

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