Posts Tagged Greenland

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices…

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/in-greenlands-melting-ice-a-warning-on-hard-climate-choices Advertisements

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Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates…

Summary: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team has now found… Read about it here […]

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

This recap takes us up into space, deep down into the ocean, and way back in history… Read it here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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What Are the Different Types of Ice Formations Found on Earth?…

Ice is found all over the world in a wide variety of forms. More than simply frozen water, the various forms of ice tell the story of their environment as they change with the seasons and show trends of the changing climate on Earth… Read the full article at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64444-ice-formations.html

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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Ever…

Intro from Live Science: Greenland is melting faster today than it has at any time in the last 350 years, and probably much longer, new research finds… Read the rest of the article here: https://www.livescience.com/64243-greenland-is-melting-fast.html

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Catch some of the most interesting science articles for last week here: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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As Greenland Warms, Nature’s Seasonal Clock Is Thrown Off-Kilter…

For millennia, ecosystems in Greenland and throughout the Arctic have been regulated by seasonal changes that govern the greening of vegetation and the migration and reproduction of animals. But a rapidly warming climate and disappearing sea ice are upending that finely tuned balance… This full article is at Yale Environment 360, read it here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-greenland-warms-natures-seasonal-clock-is-thrown-off-kilter

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Global warming may be twice what climate models predict…

Summary:  Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models under business-as-usual scenarios and even if the world meets the 2°C target sea levels may rise six meters or more, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries… Read the rest of this article at sciencedaily.com: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705110027.htm

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Ice stream draining Greenland Ice Sheet sensitive to changes over past 45,000 years…

[from phys.org] A ribbon of ice more than 600 kilometers long that drains about 12 percent of the gigantic Greenland Ice Sheet has been smaller than it is today about half of the time over the past 45,000 years, a new study suggests… Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-05-ice-stream-greenland-sheet-sensitive.html#jCp

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Interesting facts #28…

(Intro from livescience.com)  Greenland is the biggest island on Earth and the least-densely populated country, with only around 57,000 residents. Most of the inhabited places are found along the western coast; a thick ice sheet covers the interior of the country. Scientists are growing extremely concerned that global warming is melting the ice too quickly… […]

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New details of Greenland ice loss revealed… 

Summary:  Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase in knowledge of how Greenland’s ice sheet is melting from below… Read the article at sciencedaily.com: New details of Greenland ice loss revealed

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Leaky plumbing impedes greenland ice sheet flow… 

Summary:  Surface meltwater that drains to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet each summer causes changes in ice flow that cannot be fully explained by prevailing theories…  See this audience at ScienceDaily.Com: Leaky plumbing impedes greenland ice sheet flow

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Unfrozen: Greenland Was Once Ice-Free for 280,000 Years… 

Intro:  More than a million years ago, frosty Greenland was ice-free, its bare bedrock exposed for 280,000 years, researchers have found…  Read more about this research at livescience.com: Unfrozen: Greenland Was Once Ice-Free for 280,000 Years

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Greenland ice is melting 7 percent faster than previously thought… 

Greenland did not lose about 2,500 gigatons of ice from 2003-2013 as scientists previously thought, but nearly 2,700 gigatons instead…  Read all about it at eurekalert.org: Greenland ice is melting 7 percent faster than previously thought

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How Climate Change Could Jam The World’s Ocean Circulation… 

Scientists are closely monitoring a key current in the North Atlantic to see if rising sea temperatures and increased from melting ice are altering the “ocean conveyor belt” — a vast oceanic stream that plays a major role in the global climate system. Source: How Climate Change Could Jam The World’s Ocean Circulation by Nicola […]

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Environmental records shattered…

The following is a report by Oliver Milman for theguardian.com – Tues. 2nd Aug 2016 Summary: “The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has […]

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Abrupt Sea Level Rise Looms As Increasingly Realistic Threat by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360…

Ninety-nine percent of the planet’s freshwater ice is locked up in the Antarctic and Greenland ice caps. Now, a growing number of studies are raising the possibility that as those ice sheets melt, sea levels could rise by six feet this century, and far higher in the next, flooding many of the world’s populated coastal […]

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Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early…

Report by Brian Kahn on the Greenland melt season on climatecentral.org  “Warm, wet conditions rapidly kicked off the melt season this weekend, more than a month-and-a-half ahead of schedule. It has easily set a record for earliest melt season onset, and marks the first time it’s begun in April…” Read the rest of his report here: […]

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