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Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels: study

AFP  |  Paris 

has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published today that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if continues unchecked.

Two-fifths of that ice loss occurred in the last five years, a three-fold increase in the pace at which is shedding its kilometres-thick casing, a consortium of 84 scientists reported in

The findings should dispel any lingering doubts that the continent's ice mass is shrinking, and could pose an existential threat to low-lying coastal cities and communities home to hundreds of millions of people, the authors said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 22:45 IST