The rate of ice loss in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated nearly 6 times since 1990. As this ice melts, it could negatively affect 400 million people in the next 80 years.
- The ice melting rate has increased from 81 to 475 tonnes per year since 1990.
- Between the years 1992 and 2017, 6.4 trillion tonnes of ice had melted.
- During this time, the global water level has increased by 17.8 milimeters.
- According to the simulations, ice from Greenland and Antarctica might cause an additional 17 centimeters increase in water level by 2100.
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