Even with all the concerns over a warming globe, scientists thought the eastern side of Antarctica was more or less stable. That all changed after satellite data in July showed scientists that two of the glaciers in East Antarctic have lost significant mass.
July’s satellite data showed that the glaciers had lost a majority of their mass over 15 years, adding to concerns over sudden melting. The two glacier in question – although only a fraction of the eastern ice sheet – account for enough ice that they would cause global sea levels to rise by 16 feet.
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