This press conference from Tof the National Snow and Ice Data Center,and , University of Bristol, in the UK was amusing. They claim that glaciers and ice sheets are melting faster due to climate change, contributing substantial volumes of water to the world’s oceans. Knowing how fast the planet is losing ice will improve projections of sea level rise and provide insights into other global and local impacts. They new database that uses the NASA/USGS Landsat satellites to track the velocity of all glaciers and ice sheets in near real-time. This new venture shows how ice velocity changes globally from season to season, and from year to year.