ESA reports that a team of researchers from around the world has discovered that ice loss in Antarctica has accelerated three-fold since the last such study in 2012. Between 2012 and 2017, Antarctica lost 219 billion tonnes of ice a year, raising sea levels by 0.6 mm a year.

For non-scientists, this article from the BBC gives excellent background along with some marvellous photos. The detailed research is published in Nature.

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