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Antarctica and Greenland’s contribution to sea level change
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- Title Antarctica and Greenland’s contribution to sea level change
- Released: 11/03/2020
- Length 00:00:11
- Language English
- Footage Type Graphic
- Copyright CPOM
According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate warming scenario.
The findings, published in two articles in Nature, show that Greenland and Antarctica lost 6.4 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017 – pushing global sea levels up by 17.8 millimetres.
Of the total sea level rise, around 60% (10.6 millimetres) was due to Greenland ice losses and 40% was due to Antarctica (7.2 millimetres).