Greenland’s ice sheet is melting even in winter | GBRI


A recent report by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) revealed that the ice sheet in Greenland is melting rapidly – even during the winter season. This is particularly alarming as Greenland’s massive ice sheet accounts for more than 20 percent of the annual increase in sea levels.

“Greenland is a bit like a sleeping giant that is awakening,” Edward Hanna, a climate scientist at the University of Lincoln, said. “Who knows how it will respond to a couple of more degrees of warming? It could lose a lot of mass very quickly.”

The ice sheet’s persistent melting even in winter has come about because huge waves below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, created by unusually strong winter winds, are pushing warm water up to Greenland—creating an environment that’s hostile for the country’s icy ecosystem, explained SAMS.

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  • Steven Schwartz  January 4, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    We can help fix this by planting more trees in desert areas. shows you one way to do it.

  • Hala Bilal  January 5, 2019 at 6:26 am

    This is a natural phenomenon, we can’t stop whatever we do. Remember the ice age. Could anyone stop it from happening?
    I prefer we work on how to save people and places that will suffer, not try to stop the inevitable.


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