The amount of the released water raised the sea level by 8 meters. Greenland and Antarctica are now melting six times faster than 30 years ago.
New research shows that the Eurasian ice sheet melted in just 500 years, sea level rose 8 meters. It is reported in the journal Nature, citing a study by Norwegian scientists from the Bergen University.
The ice sheet is about 20 thousand years ago covered a large part of Scandinavia. It contained about three times more ice than Greenland.
Analyses from wells in the Norwegian sea showed that rapid warming melted the Eurasian ice sheet in 500 years. Because of this, the sea levels rose from 4.5 to 8 meters.
Also, experts say that Greenland and Antarctica are now melting six times faster than 30 years ago. If all stores of ice in Greenland melts, the sea level worldwide will rise by 7 meters.
Earlier it was reported that in Antarctica there is a new island. Also the Correspondent wrote that was recorded an unprecedented rise in sea levels.