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Originally posted by winterkill
The loss of ice covering Greenland and Antarctica has accelerated over the last 20 years, shrinking three times as much as in the 1990s and contributing substantially to sea level rise, according to a comprehensive new study of ice sheet loss conducted by 26 laboratories around the world.
Sea level has risen by about 20 centimeters, or almost 8 inches, since pre-industrial times and the widespread combustion of fossil fuels, whose emissions of carbon dioxide have been the biggest contributor to climate change.
Sea level has risen an average of 3 millimeters a year since 1992, but the effect is cumulative and accelerating.
That's super, anyone know what accounts for the other 80%?edit on 29-11-2012 by winterkill because: add