NASA Study Shows Ice Sheets Melting Faster – International Business Times

by Leslie on March 16, 2011

Data from NASA satellites shows that both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting faster, and have become a bigger contributor to rising sea levels than before.The results shows that ice is melting even faster than the computer models had predicted.The recent research found that in 2006, the ice sheets from both regions lost a combined 475 billion metric tons a year. NASA says it is enough to raise sea levels by 1.3 millimeters in a year.The authors concludes that if the ice sheets keep melting at the same rate for the next 40 years, sea level will rise by about by 32 centimeters…

Read the full article here:
NASA Study Shows Ice Sheets Melting Faster – International Business Times

Previous post:

Next post: