Antarctic Ice Melting Faster than Previously Thought

| Fri Mar. 16, 2007 6:19 PM EDT

Ice in Antarctica is being pushed out to sea by some unusually fast-moving glaciers. Scientists don't know for sure why it's happening or even if it's related to human activity, but the ice shelf forms the lion's share of the world's ice, so this unexpected loss would require existing climate change models to be sped up accordingly. According to the Washington Post, the net loss of Antarctic ice is estimated at 25 billion metric tons a year.

We are so screwed.