Sea rise accelerating as climate change causes collapse of glaciers

The Extinction Chronicles

newBen Webster, Environment EditorTuesday February 23 2021, 5.00pm GMT, The Times

The study quantifies ice loss in a little-studied Getz region of West Antarctica, where nine of the 14 glaciers studied have yet to be named
The study quantifies ice loss in a little-studied Getz region of West Antarctica, where nine of the 14 glaciers studied have yet to be namedAHOGG

Glaciers are flowing more quickly into the ocean in West Antarctica due to climate change, contributing to rising sea levels, a study has found.

The most detailed study to date of ice loss in the Getz region, which is so remote that humans are thought to have never set foot in most of it, reveals 14 glaciers are thinning and the speed at which they are moving towards the sea has increased by an average of 23.8 per cent in the past 25 years.

Satellite observations showed one glacier flowed seawards by 669 metres (almost half a mile) in 2018, 59 per cent faster than in 1994. Between 1994 and 2018, 315…

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