Greenland Melt Speeding Up

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.

http://www.usnews.com/science/news/articles/2012/05/03/greenland-losing-ice-fast-but-not-runaway-pace

“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.

Hendriks webcam i Tasiilaq

h/t to Marc Morano

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1 Response to Greenland Melt Speeding Up

  1. Andy DC says:

    Where is our little doggie friend?

    It’s only slightly more than a month and a half before the sun starts going the other way.

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