2 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/

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