Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Doubled Over The Last Century

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Melting Greenland. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care


The melting of the Greenland ice sheet has nearly doubled since the end of the 19th century and is currently melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 years, according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

The research finds the largest driver of this melting has been an increase in summer temperatures of about 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 Fahrenheit) since the 1870s…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (03-29-2018)

Greenland’s melting glaciers may someday flood your city; CNN (11-30-2017)
Meltwater from Greenland is the largest current contributor to global sea level rise — double that of Antarctica — making the island ground zero for scientists studying climate change…

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster; The Washington Post (06-26-2017)
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes — a sobering punchline for coastal communities that are only now beginning to prepare for a troubling future…


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