Melting ice caps facts

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Tons of melted ice

Globally this year

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The ice caps are melting! in...
2012 the Arctic ice cap shrunk to it’s lowest level ever. See the ice melt in real time above.

Top 3 facts about melted ice

1

The ice is melting...

Between 2003 and 2008, up to 2 trillion tons of ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted.


2

…and it’s melting fast

That’s 12,500 tons of water running into our oceans every single second - or 5 olympic swimming pools. And the ice is melting at an accelerating rate…


3

It could go completely wrong

…and this acceleration could spin out of control. For example, if the average global temperature increases more than 3 degrees Celsius the Greenland Ice Sheet could become unstable. This would have devastating effects.



Melted ice

This is a rough approximation. According to NASA, an estimated 2 trillion tons of ice melted from 2003-8 (5 years). That is an average of 400,000,000,000 tons a year.


The ice is melting...

…and it’s melting fast

It could go completely wrong

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