“Extraordinary thinning” of ice sheets revealed deep inside Antarctica (via the Guardian)

New research shows affected areas are losing ice five times faster than in the 1990s, with more than 100m of thickness gone in some places.

A complete loss of the West Antarctic ice sheet would drive global sea levels up by about five metres, drowning coastal cities around the world. The current losses are doubling every decade, the scientists said, and sea level rise are now running at the extreme end of projections made just a few years ago.

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/16/thinning-of-antarctic-ice-sheets-spreading-inland-rapidly-study

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