Scientists have known for some time that the West Antarctic ice sheet is thinning. But new research from the University of Leeds, UK, and based on European Space Agency satellite data has revealed that the ice loss is much greater and faster than previously thought. This ‘extraordinary’ thinning shows the impact of climate change even in Earth’s remotest places. Inevitably, it will lead to sea level rises and that spells danger for coastal communities around the world.

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