By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenland’s glaciers are hemorrhaging ice at an increasingly faster rate but not at the breakneck pace that scientists once feared, a new study says.
The loss of ice from the glaciers that cover the island is about 30 percent faster than it was a decade ago, researchers said. That means Greenland’s contribution to future sea level rise would be about 4 inches by the year 2100 if ice loss doesn’t speed up much more, a study author said.
That may not sound like much, but when other causes of sea rise around the globe are added, the total could still be about 3 feet by the end of the century, researchers said.
“Increasingly faster?” Sounds bad, whatever it means. We need to keep a close eye on this. The roofs in Tasiilaq no longer are covered with snow, and the surfing is looking fine in the bay.
h/t to Marc Morano