Antarctica, with and without ice

Antarctica, with and without ice

98% of Antarctica is covered by ice. The Antarctic Ice Sheet is also the largest single mass of ice on Earth. But, unfortunately, due to the global warming, Antarctica lost about 125 gigatons of ice per year between 2002-2016, causing global sea level to rise by 0.35 millimeters per year.

Antarctica holds approximately 70% of all fresh water on Earth, and 90% of the planet’s freshwater ice. If all the ice of Antarctica melted, ocean levels would rise about 60 meters (200 feet), drowning many coastal cities around the world.

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