Thursday, 13 July 2017

Eric Rignot on Watching the planet’s ice sheets disappear

Prof Eric Rignot whose views were passed over by Radio New Zealand was recently in Wellington to talk to Victoria University.

Watching the planet’s ice sheets disappear—Professor Eric Rignot




Victoria University, Wellington


Professor Eric Rignot leads a US research group that uses satellite data to monitor the world's ice sheets. He explains how measurements since the early 1990s show that Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice at an accelerating rate, which, if unchecked, will result in about one metre of sea level rise by the end of the century, and six to nine metres in the next few hundred years

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