Images from the Antarctic continent taken by European satellite show that the ice melted twice the amount between 2010 and 2013 than between 2005 and 2010. According to the scientists this faster melting phenomenon results from the climate changes and releases into the ocean about 160 billion tones of ice per year. This amount would represent a sea level rise of 0.45 mm per year. In the long run, if all the Antarctic ice melts, it would result in a total sea level rise of 4 meters, which would be catastrophic around the Globe. However, even though this melting process is being speeded up by climate changes, it would take several centuries to happen. Check the whole story here.