Melting Arctic Ice Adds 14,000 Tons Of Water Per Second To Rising Sea Levels

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Melting Arctic ice from glaciers and surface ice is producing the equivalent of 14,000 tons per second of water into the Earth’s oceans. Examining land-ice patterns in the Arctic between 1971 and 2017, the study concluded that in the past 47 years, ice melting in the Arctic has contributed 23 millimeters (nearly an inch) to rising sea levels.

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