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Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

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Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate.

Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.

This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually – a three-fold increase since 2012 when the last such assessment was undertaken.

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This post was originally posted on BBC News. Read the rest of the story at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44470208.

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