Greenland, Antarctica Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s
Pools of meltwater in southwestern Greenland’s ice sheet as observed by a NASA satellite in 2016.
Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have revealed that the regions are losing ice six times faster than they were in the 1990s.
If the current melting trend continues, the regions will be on track to match the “worst-case” scenario of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of an extra 6.7 inches (17 centimeters) of sea level rise by 2100…