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Using satellite measurements from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), the researchers measured ice loss in all of Earth's land ice between 2003 and 2010, with particular emphasis on glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica.
The total global ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth's glaciers and ice caps during the study period was about 4.3 trillion tons (1,000 cubic miles), adding about 0.5 inches (12 millimeters) to global sea level. That's enough ice to cover the United States 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) deep. "Earth is losing a huge amount of ice to the ocean annually, and these new results will help us answer important questions in terms of both sea rise and how the planet's cold regions are responding to global change," said University of Colorado Boulder physics professor John Wahr, who helped lead the study. "The strength of GRACE is it sees all the mass in the system, even though its resolution is not high enough to allow us to determine separate contributions from each individual glacier."
Originally posted by Hellhound604
reply to post by Rapha
Please, keep AGW out of this. I don't want to go into another debate about it. Let us just consider a single fact, that the ice is melting, irrespective of the cause. Whether it be humans, the sun, little green men, aliens, reptoids, whatever.
Originally posted by redoubt
Global warming has become so cult-ish... with prophets who foretell doom and followers who neglect to notice that ocean level rises have been prophesied to have already happened by now, and entire island chains disappeared under that water...
... just never happened.
Originally posted by hp1229
reply to post by Hellhound604
Not according to these guys...
I ask, are there any environmentalists here, that can prove that the speed at which the ice melted at the end of the ice age (10,000 years ago) is slower than the speed of the ice melting now ?
Originally posted by dl2oneThe2nd
Omg ice is melting, oil is scarce, the sky is falling. So how about we look for ice forming on this planet and say the ice age is coming?
Originally posted by ZeroUnlmtd
Antarctica and Greenland "are" losing huge amounts of ice...... not "is" but yea cool story bro , can't wait for water world