Courtesy of the AP:
Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.
Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically — a key indicator of human-caused climate change.
Since 2009, Antarctica has lost almost 278 billion tons (252 billion metric tons) of ice per year, the new study found. In the 1980s, it was losing 44 billion tons (40 billion metric tons) a year.
The recent melting rate is 15 percent higher than what a study found last year.
We are way past time to hit the panic button and yet many of our leaders act as if this is not a priority.
Looking at this logically it is far more important than the Mueller investigation, the North Korean nuclear buildup, terrorism, the economy, or even the fact that we may have a Kremlin operative in the White House.
All of those things will be resolved without thousands of lives being lost.
However, if things continue as they are, it is quite likely that we will see thousands and even millions of human beings, animals, fish, and plant life dying off, and possibly leaving this planet a dried out husk unable to sustain life.
This is no longer science fiction. This is science fact.