According to climate scientists, the warming rates in the Arctic are double than elsewhere in the world. Antarctica has lost around 252 billion tons of ice per year from 2009 until now, compared to 40 billion tons of ice per year between 1979 and 1990.

Antarctica represents 90% of all the world ice and lies beneath an average of 1.3 miles of ice. According to NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center), Arctic sea ice has shrunk 39% in the last 38 years which ice in Antarctica has shrunk 6.2% during the same timeframe.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/19425/ice-melting-poles/

Arctic warms faster than rest of the world

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According to climate scientists, the warming rates in the Arctic are double than elsewhere in the world. Antarctica has lost around 252 billion tons of ice per year from 2009 until now, compared to 40 billion tons of ice per year between 1979 and 1990.

Antarctica represents 90% of all the world ice and lies beneath an average of 1.3 miles of ice. According to NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center), Arctic sea ice has shrunk 39% in the last 38 years which ice in Antarctica has shrunk 6.2% during the same timeframe.

Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/19425/ice-melting-poles/

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