Sea Ice in Antarctica is Being Lost for Unknown Reasons

An area of sea ice in Antarctica, which in contrast to other vulnerable parts of the world, had actually been increasing in mass since 1974 has begun to shrink.

As of the latest measurements, in the past 5 years alone, the area has experienced a loss of ice equivalent to the amount lost in the Arctic over the past 34 years.

As Antarctica actually doesn’t get much exposure to the warming air that is the cause of most other global heating, scientists are still trying to determine what is causing the drastic decline.


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