Melting speed of Antarctica doubles
May 20 , 2014
Scientists have given a much more upsetting news on melting Antarctica after revealing that there's nothing that can be done to stop the melting of the West Antarctica.
Researchers have now revealed that the continent is disappearing at a much faster rate and the ice is melting at a rate of 176 billion short tons, each year.
The BBC reports that sea levels are expected to rise by nearly .017 inches every year. "We find that ice losses continue to be most pronounced in West Antarctica, along the fast-flowing ice streams that drain into the Amundsen Sea," a researcher said.