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Global ice sheets melting at ‘worst-case’ rates: UK scientists – Al Jazeera English

Rate of loss rose from 0.8 trillion tonnes per year in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tonnes per year by 2017.



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The rate at which ice is disappearing across the world matches worst-case climate warming scenarios, UK scientists have warned in new research.
A team from the universities of Edinburgh, Leeds and University College London said the rate at which ice is melting across the worlds polar regions and mountains has increased markedly in the last 30 years.
Using satellite data, the experts found the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017.
The rate of loss has risen from 0.8 trillion…

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