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“Since about 2000, there has been a dramatic shift in this general direction,” Surendra Adhikari, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said. “It is due to climate change without a doubt. It’s related to ice sheets, in particular, the Greenland ice sheet.” Since 2000, Greenland has lost on an average of 278 gigatons of ice/year while Antartica has lost 92 gigatons every year.
Mr. Adhikari also estimated that about 40 percent of the Earth’s polar movement is due to Greenland, 25 percent to Antarctica, and 25 percent to changes in water storage on continents.
This research and related findings before certainly illustrate the fact how global warming predominantly being caused by Human beings is altering the geophysical aspects of Earth.
Article by Rohit Jha