In conversation with Fangyi Tan, PhD student, Sea Level Research team at the Earth Observatory of Singapore
1. Will melting ice sheets in such quantities pose a threat to Southeast Asia in the future?
A recent study found that the Earth has lost a staggering 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017. The scientists commented in a related news article that the melting of glaciers and ice sheets could cause sea levels to rise by as much as a metre by the end of this century.
One metre may not sound like a lot...