Antarctic ice loss and sea level rise rates have tripled since 2012

Crevasses near Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, which is one of the hardest hit regions

An international team of scientists from over 40 organizations around the world has completed the most comprehensive assessment of how Antarctica’s ice mass is changing – and as expected, the results are worrying. The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) shows that the rate of ice loss – and the resulting sea level rise – has tripled since 2012, compared to a more steady rate over the last 25 years.

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