5 thoughts on “Greenland’s ice is melting faster than predicted by conservative scientists – ignored by conservative politicians

  1. Mr. Earl says:

    A new analysis of Greenland’s past temperatures will help scientists figure out how fast the island’s vast ice sheet is melting, according to a new report from University of Arizona atmospheric scientists. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uoa-fo070517.php
    The ice sheet has been shrinking since 1900 and the yearly loss of ice has doubled since 2003, other researchers have shown. The accelerated melting of the Greenland ice sheet is contributing to sea level rise. The glaciers and ice sheet of Greenland cover a land area greater than the European countries of Germany, France, Spain and Italy combined. If all Greenland’s ice melted, sea levels would rise by about 7 meters (23 feet).

  2. Update says:

    Greenland’s ice sheet is becoming smaller and smaller. The melting takes place with increased strength and at a speed that no models have previously predicted.
    Today, in the esteemed journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources present results that, for the first time, show that the deep bottom water of the north-eastern Greenland fjords is being warmed up by heat gradually lost from the Earth’s interior. And the researchers point out that this heat loss triggers the sliding of glaciers from the ice sheet towards the sea. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/au-hlf011818.php
    See also “Greenland Ice Melt Could Push Atlantic Circulation to Collapse” https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/greenland-ice-melt-could-push-atlantic-circulation-collapse/

  3. Kalaallit Nunaat says:

    Huge iceberg threatens Greenland village (BBC 7/14/18) https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44831663 A huge iceberg has drifted close to a village in western Greenland, prompting a partial evacuation in case it splits and the resulting wave swamps homes. The village’s power station and fuel tanks are also in danger. Some experts have warned that extreme iceberg events risk becoming more frequent because of climate change. This in turn increases the risk from tsunamis. In June New York University scientists released video footage of a massive 4 mile long iceberg breaking away from the Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland. https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2018/july/scientists-capture-breaking-of-glacier-in-greenland-.html The calving event took place over approximately 30 minutes (condensed to 90 seconds in this video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tyfSlnMe8E The resulting iceberg would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City. https://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2018/july/scientists-capture-breaking-of-glacier-in-greenland-/jcr:content/1/par/nyuimage.img.1280.high.jpg/1530911804143.jpg

    • Sini-ppoq says:

      “If you needed a visual representation of our global environmental crisis in 2018, it doesn’t get much better (well, worse) than the gigantic iceberg looming over the village of Innaarsuit in Greenland, now seen from the vantage of space.” https://earther.com/giant-iceberg-looming-over-greenland-village-is-the-per-1827652006 “On Tuesday, the European Space Agency released a satellite image snapped by Sentinel-2A on July 9 that offers another striking visual of the village’s predicament. The ‘berg, which ESA says weighs approximately 10 million tons, looms large over the village, which wouldn’t even be visible if the space agency didn’t helpfully circle it in red.”

  4. Harbinger says:

    “Greenland ice sheet melt ‘off the charts’ compared with past four centuries” (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution December 12, 2018) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/whoi-gis113018.php “Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet has gone into overdrive. As a result, Greenland melt is adding to sea level more than any time during the last three and a half centuries, if not thousands of years,” said Luke Trusel, a glaciologist at Rowan University’s School of Earth & Environment and former post-doctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and lead author of the study. “And increasing melt began around the same time as we started altering the atmosphere in the mid-1800s.”
    This research was funded by the US National Science Foundation, institutional support from Rowan University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the US Department of Defense, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Netherlands Earth System Science Center, and the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research.

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