New Study Shows Global Warming Is Rapidly Melting Ice at Both Poles
This is not good news. A new international studyâ€”done by 47 experts using data from multiple satellites and aircraftâ€”shows that the Earth is losing ice at an ever-increasing rate from both poles. Weâ€™ve known for years that the Arctic has been suffering massive ice loss, with the record low broken more than once in recent years. Whatâ€™s devastating about this new report is that it shows unequivocally and quantitatively that the Antarctic is also losing land ice, with the critical West Antarctica ice sheet losing on average 65 billion tons of ice every year.
The truth is the globe is warming. The climate is changing. Ice is melting, sea levels are rising, droughts and wildfires are on the rise, and much if not all of this is due to human activities increasing greenhouses gases in our atmosphere. It really is that simple, and itâ€™s long, long since past time we acknowledge that. And thatâ€™s just the first step, but given how loud the deniers are, itâ€™s one we still have to take.