Graph: Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

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New York Times via Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise

The rate at which Antarctica is losing ice has tripled since 2007, according to a June 2018 study. The continent is now melting so fast, scientists say, that it will contribute six inches (15 centimeters) to sea-level rise by 2100. That is at the upper end of what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has estimated Antarctica alone could contribute to sea level rise this century.