Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017, finds new study

India Today | Jan 25, 2021 at 7:17 PM
  • The study goes on to assert that the rate at which ice is disappearing from across the planet, is gaining pace.
  • This has been mainly driven by a steep rise in the loss of polar ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.
  • The survey covers 2,15,000 mountain glaciers spread around the planet, the polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, the ice shelves floating around Antarctica, and sea ice drifting in the Arctic and Southern Oceans.