Greenland, Antarctica Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

Greenland, Antarctica Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s


Pools of meltwater in southwestern Greenland’s ice sheet as observed by a NASA satellite in 2016.
Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Excerpts;

Observations from 11 satellite missions monitoring the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have revealed that the regions are losing ice six times faster than they were in the 1990s.

If the current melting trend continues, the regions will be on track to match the “worst-case” scenario of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of an extra 6.7 inches (17 centimeters) of sea level rise by 2100…

Read Full Article; NASA (03-16-2020)

An aerial view of the icebergs near Kulusuk Island, off the southeastern coastline of Greenland, a region that is exhibiting an accelerated rate of ice loss.
Credits: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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