None." The Times explains: "Dale said that global carbon emissions from energy had risen by 1.6% last year, after three years of "little or no growth".
Satellite footage monitoring the state of the coldest southern continent has indicated that it has lost about 200 billion tons of ice each year for the past 25 years.
Less than a week after the news broke that Antarctica's largest iceberg may be doomed to disappear forever, as reported by the Inquisitr, two separate studies published on June 13 in the journal Nature explore what's been happening to the Antarctic Ice Sheet and how the rapid ice loss of the recent years can affect Antarctica's ice shelves.
The assessment, led by Professor Andrew Shepherd at the University of Leeds and Dr Erik Ivins at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, was supported by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Overall, world sea levels have risen about 20 cm in the past century.
And a major United Nations assessment in 2014 said seas could rise this century by between about 30 cm and nearly a meter.
In the last quarter century, the Antarctic ice sheet, which is often used as a key indicator of climate change, has melted into enough water to cover Texas to a depth of almost 13 feet, according to researchers calculations.
Coastal flooding during storms at high tides will be more damaging and a threat to cities, from NY to Shanghai as well as low-lying nations from the Pacific Ocean to the Netherlands.
"We're watching these reports closely", said Michiel van den Broeke, professor of Polar Meteorology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, saying they were the guide for defending the Dutch coast. U.S. President Donald Trump plans to pull out of the pact and to focus instead on U.S.jobs and coal.
Although that number doesn't seem so scary, this tripled melt rate has happened only in the last 10 years, and the melting's only getting faster. "This paper suggests it is stretching its limbs".
If the land-based East Antarctic Ice Sheet was stable during the Pliocene, as Shakun and colleagues suggest, the Pliocene total could have been at most 30 meters.
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new worldwide climate assessment funded by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).
In West Antarctica, ice shelves are being eaten away by warm ocean water, and those in the Amundsen and Bellingshausen seas have thinned by as much as 18 percent since the early 1990s. The assessed ice sheet losses in West Antarctica have climbed from 53 billion to 159 billion tons per year over the full period from 1992 to 2017. Limiting global warming to 2℃ by 2100, as set by the Paris Agreement, looks increasingly unlikely. "There are no other plausible signals to be driving this other than climate change".
While the sediment was the product of erosion from the continent, the low levels of tell-tale chemical signatures reveal that the sediment experienced only minimal exposure to cosmic radiation, leading the team to conclude East Antarctica must have remained covered in ice.
Greenpeace which is campaigning for a large tract of the ocean surrounding the Antarctic to be made into the world's biggest ocean sanctuary, said government's must heed the warning.