Antarctica Is Gaining Ice, Not Losing It. So What Does that Mean for Global Warming?

Good news. A recent study by NASA shows data from the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICES) indicates that there have been “mass gains from snow accumulation”that “exceeded discharge losses” from the thinning glaciers. For a long time, researchers attributed the cause of rising sea levels to melting land-based ice and thermal expansion. However, this study puts the former under scrutiny on at least one major continent: Antarctica. Antarctica constantly loses ice on its Western side while gaining on its Eastern side. Until now, scientists thought that the loss is greater…

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