The Antarctic Ice Shelves Are Melting At Alarming Rates

March 27, 2015 8:37 AM

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The Antarctic Ice Shelves Are Melting At Alarming Rates

Some of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves are up to 18% thinner than they were two decades ago, according to a new study shedding light on climate change.

Science Daily reports that researchers at the UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography examined satellite data from the past two decades and discovered that ice shelves are thinning at precipitous rates, which are accelerating over time.

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