Climate Progress called it a “Science Stunner” when they ran the story two months ago. Joe Romm quoted from a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) news release about “the most comprehensive and accurate assessment to date of ice sheet losses in Greenland and Antarctica and their contributions to sea level rise.” “An international team of experts,” consisting of nearly 50 researchers from 26 different laboratories supported by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) “has combined data from multiple satellites and aircraft to produce” a report that tells us “the combined rate of melting for the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has increased during the last 20 years.” Taken together, these two massive ice sheets “are losing more than three times as much ice each year as they were in the 1990s.” While the ice in Antarctic is melting, the ice in Greenland is melting twice as fast.

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