Over the past five years the rate of melting has tripled.
The ice in Antarctica is melting at record speed, showed data from two new studies. Subsequent sea rises can have catastrophic consequences for cities around the world, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
“The rate of melting of the Antarctic sheets of ice has accelerated threefold in the last five years”, – stated in the message.
Scientists say that if the next decade is not taken, the melted ice can add more than 25 cm to the overall increase in sea level in the world by 2070. Thus, in General, the sea level could rise by 3.5 m.
“This should be a cause for concern for governments who we trust to protect our coastal cities and communities,” said Professor Andrew shepherd, who led the study.