Environmental News

190m tonnes of ice a day has sea rising 1mm a year

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Antarctica is shedding an average of 190 million tonnes of ice every day, according to a landmark study that used satellites to ''weigh'' the vast landmass.

Although parts of East Antarctica are growing, glaciers in West Antarctica are melting faster, leading to a net loss of ice across the continent, according to the study published in the journal Nature.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/weather/190m-tonnes-of-ice-a-day-has-sea-rising-1mm-a-year-20121022-2817w.html