Gallery: New Study Sheds Light on How Fast Ice Sheets in Greenland and ...


There’s nothing new about the fact that global warming is causing ice sheets to melt, resulting in rising sea levels. However a new study by an international team of scientists led by Edward Hanna of the University of Sheffield makes more accurate predictions about the process in Greenland and the Antarctic. The study, which was published in this month’s edition of Nature, found that Antarctic ice loss might only be half of what has been previously reported. But the team also found a major loss of mass from the Greenland Ice Sheet, which appears to be twice as large as the Antarctic contribution to global sea-level rise.

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