Approximately 2 trillion tons of ice have melted from the areas of Greenland, Antarctica, and Alaska since the year 2003. NASA scientists calculated that this amount of lost water could fill up Chesapeake Bay 21 times.
The majority of the lost ice came from the area of Greenland, where water from this melted ice has raised global sea levels by .5 mm each year.
The conclusion to this latest study, NASA scientist say, is the fact that our sea levels are rising 50 percent faster than 15 years ago.
Author's Updated Note: While areas around Greenland are having the highest amount of melted ice up to this year of 2019, reviewing all data shows that in 2014, five years after the above NASA information was made public, Antarctica's waters froze to the largest ice mass since 1979. Also more data is now available about the volcanoes under the Antarctica's Ice Cap. Thus, any unpretentious scientist will state that we just don't know the complete picture to predict a time table for future doom or a future of no worries.
We must all be intelligent about our environmental issues and do the most sustainable actions we can within our own budget of time and money. If everyone does what they can, I believe we will survive, because the facts of all the efforts done by individuals over the recent decades proves that we are making a positive difference.
Bill Lauto, Updated from EnergyHotwire.com blog to GoingTrueGreen.com blog
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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