World’s Largest Ice Sheets Melting at Fastest Rates in Recorded History | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

The world’s two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting at the fastest rates ever recorded, according to a new study based on detailed satellite imagery.

Presented by scientists at the Germany-based Alfred Wegener Institute, the new research was conducted with the help of sophisticated mapping technology and the use of an ESA satellite (called CryoSat-2) which used radar technology to generate highly accurate elevation measurements of the ice sheets.

World’s Largest Ice Sheets Melting at Fastest Rates in Recorded History | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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