- From 1992 to 1996, the two ice sheets — which hold 99 per cent the world’s freshwater ice — shrank by more than 100 billion tonnes a year, two-thirds of it from Antarctica
- However, from 2017 to 2020, the newest data available, the combined melt soared to 372 billion tonnes a year, more than two-thirds of it from Greenland
- Since 1992, the Earth has lost 7.5 trillion tonnes of ice from the two ice sheets, an international study found
The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing more than three times as much ice a year as they were 30 years ago, according to a new, comprehensive international study.
Source: Greenland’s melt goes into hyper-drive with unprecedented ice loss in modern times – ABC News