Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice this week, which is very unusual

Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice this week, which is very unusual


Melting Greenland. Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Over 40% of Greenland experienced melting Thursday, with total ice loss estimated to be more than 2 gigatons (equal to 2 billion tons) on just that day alone.

While Greenland is a big island filled with lots of ice, it is highly unusual for that much ice to be lost in the middle of June. The average “melt season” for Greenland runs from June to August, with the bulk of the melting occurring in July…

Read Full Article; CNN (06-15-2019)

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