Increasing Amounts Of Ice Mass Have Been Lost From West Antarctica

From ScienceDaily:

Increasing amounts of ice mass have been lost from West Antarctica and the Antarctic peninsula over the past ten years, according to research from the University of Bristol and published online recently in Nature Geoscience.

Meanwhile the ice mass in East Antarctica has been roughly stable, with neither loss nor accumulation over the past decade.

The article talks about the continental ice sheets, not sea ice. Somewhat related, the meme that there was a record sea ice extent last year spreads among denialists, and the evil conpiracists refuse to talk about it. tamino, has an extended post about the sea ice in October :

We can also conclude that the recent record maximum in the satellite record of southern sea ice is just that: a maximum of the satellite record.

And talking about sea ice, today there is another article at ScienceDaily about the old Arctic ice being replaced by younger, thinner ice, making it more vulnerable to further melting.

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