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Climate change blow? Scientists admit 'we don't understand' how ice sheets are melting

Climate change blow? Scientists admit 'we don't understand' how ice sheets are melting 1

According to a newly published study in the journal Earth Science Reviews, there are still many unknown variables that affect the true scope of ice melt.

Climate expert and study co-author Professor Edward Hanna said: “The ice sheets are highly sensitive indicators of climate change, but despite significant recent improvements in data and knowledge, we still don’t understand enough about how rapidly they are likely to lose mass during and beyond the current century.

“Enhanced observations of ice sheets, mainly from satellite data fed into improved computer simulations, are vital to help refine predictions of future sea-level rise that will result from continued global warming.

“They are urgently needed to assist climate adaptation and impact planning across the world.”

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