A recent CBS News article, Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world’s coldest place quotes Joe MacGregor, the chief scientist of NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission:
“Presently, the Antarctic ice sheet is discharging more than two Olympic-sized swimming pools worth of ice into the ocean every second,” MacGregor said.
At that rate, Antarctica alone could cause as much as six inches of sea-level rise this century. “That’s of clear concern to coastal communities, not just in the United States, but coastal countries around the world,” MacGregor said.
Note: I am not interested in whether the estimate of two Olympic swimming pools per second is accurate. I am not interested in whether scientists believe whether the sea levels will rise 6 inches.
I am interested whether adding two Olympic swimming pools of water to the oceans per second would be enough to increase sea levels by 6 inches by the end of this century.