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Earth Lost Over 30 Trillion Tons of Ice in Under 30 Years, Scientists ‘Stunned’ by Landmark Study

The Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes (approximately 31 trillion U.S. tons) of ice in just 23 years, and the climate crisis is largely to blame. The finding comes in a review paper published in The Cryosphere this month that used satellite data and numerical modelling to calculate all the ice that melted worldwide between 1994 and 2017. “In the past researchers have studied individual areas – such as the Antarctic or Greenland – where ice is melting.

Source: Earth Lost Over 30 Trillion Tons of Ice in Under 30 Years, Scientists ‘Stunned’ by Landmark Study

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