The next graph gives a zoomed in view of the past 13 years.

 
 

The ice caps are obviously melting

 

 

As you know, an effect of climate change is that the polar ice caps are melting (if you do not, click here). The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have decreased in mass. Data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment show Greenland lost 150 to 250 cubic kilometers (36 to 60 cubic miles) of ice per year between 2002 and 2006, while Antarctica lost about 152 cubic kilometers (36 cubic miles) of ice between 2002 and 2005.

 

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