Antarctica's Ice Sheets Are Melting 3 Times Faster Than They Were A Decade Ago05:56
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Mountains and land ice are seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft in the Antarctic Peninsula region, on Nov. 4, 2017, above Antarctica. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Mountains and land ice are seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft in the Antarctic Peninsula region, on Nov. 4, 2017, above Antarctica. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Antarctica's ice sheets are melting three times as fast as they were in 2007. According to a new study, the rapid melting will cause sea levels to rise 6 inches over the next 80 years.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Andrew Shepherd, professor of Earth observation at the University of Leeds and lead author of the study.

This segment aired on June 14, 2018.

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