According to research from the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at the University of Leeds, global ice loss is speeding up. There has been a 65% increase in the rate of ice loss over the 23-year survey, with the ice loss over the study period estimated to have raised sea levels by 35 millimetres.
“The ice sheets are now following the worst-case climate warming scenarios set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Sea-level rise on this scale will have very serious impacts on coastal communities this century.” – Lead author Dr Thomas Slater, Research Fellow at Leeds’ Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling.
Read the research published in The Cryosphere: Earth’s ice imbalance.