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Scientists: Antarctica Ice Loss Is Accelerating    

Antarctica is melting at an astonishing pace, losing three trillion tons of ice since 1992, a global team of scientists has concluded in a new assessment of the effects of global warming on Earth’s southernmost continent.

The scientists said that between 1992 and 2011, Antarctica lost 76 billion (metric) tons of ice annually. They said the melting had increased to 219 billion (metric) tons a year as of 2012.

One of the study’s 88 co-authors, the University of California Irvine’s Isabella Velicogna, said, “I think we should be worried. That doesn’t mean we should be desperate. Things are happening. They are happening read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com


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