In the News Now: Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning

A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego researchers has revealed that the thickness of Antarctica’s floating ice shelves has recently decreased by as much as 18 percent in certain areas over nearly two decades, providing new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change.

The news has garnered coverage from major media outlets ranging from the Washington Post, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, the Weather Channel, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, NPR, and the Guardian.

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