Rate of Antarctic ice loss triples in a decade

December 4, 2014 5:06 PM

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The melt rate of glaciers in west Antarctica has tripled in the past 10 years due in large part to global warming, according to a new study.

That surge means the glaciers lost a Mount Everest-sized amount of water every two years over the past 21 years, at roughly a mass of 91.5 billion tons per year, according to scientists at NASA and the University of California-Irvine.

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