Just How Much Ice is Melting Each Year

Scientists have come up with a visual to show us how much ice has melted (on average) each year from 1994 to 2017. It’s a lot. And it’s accelerating. It’s roughly the size of the ice cube below pictured next to New York City.  Here’s a tweet from Andy Shepherd @AndyShep_CPOM

Earth has lost 28 trillion (metric) tons of ice since the 1990’s – thats a 10 km cube of ice per year. And the rate has increased over time. You can read our assessment here tc.copernicus.org/articles/15/23
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