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Underworld Threat to Melting Icecap

Scientists using radar images of Greenland’s glaciers have discovered a spectacular underground landscape of “skyscraper” ice blocks formed by the melt-and-freeze cycle that is accelerating the reduction of the icecap.

Posted on Jun 16, 2014 READ MORE



Dark Shadows Fall on Melting Icecap

Dust blowing onto the Greenland icecap from warming areas of the Arctic is causing the ice to melt faster by reducing the whiteness that reflects light and keeps it cool.

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 READ MORE



How Nature Affects the Carbon Cycle

As global temperatures warm, scientists say that in both Australia and the Arctic natural processes are at work to help mitigate the increased heat.

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 READ MORE



Greenland Ice May Melt Even Faster

The vulnerability of Greenland’s glaciers to global warming is even greater than feared, according to radar and satellite data analysed by U.S. research scientists—and that’s bad news for rising sea levels.

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No Way Back for West Antarctic Glaciers

Analysis of space satellite data reveals that the West Antarctic’s glaciers have passed the “point of no return” and will continue to melt inexorably as the Southern Hemisphere gets warmer.

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Greenland’s Ice Cap Is Becoming Unstable

Greenland is losing ice at an accelerating rate. The development suggests the edges of the island’s ice cap may be unstable.

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 READ MORE



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Earth’s Inner Heat Melts Greenland Ice

Greenland’s icesheet is melting, at the surface and at its base, due to the normal warmth of an active rocky planet.

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Greenland Faces ‘Modest’ but Risky Melt

Although scientists believe Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise may be less than had been thought, they say the impacts could still be serious.

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Greenland’s Great Melt Is Pinned on Climate Change

The forensic search for the mysterious agent that almost melted Greenland goes on. The latest suspect to be rounded up for questioning is the jet stream, scientists in the U.K. say.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 READ MORE



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Massive Iceberg Cuts Loose From Greenland Glacier

A block of ice twice the size of Manhattan has broken loose from the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland. Scientists were quick to say that no single event of this kind can be attributed to climate change.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Big Winter for Arctic Ozone Hole

Unusual weather ripped a sizable hole in the ozone layer above the Arctic last winter, exposing people in northern Russia, parts of Greenland and Norway to high levels of UV radiation. Human activity did not cause the hole’s sudden appearance, scientists said in a report released Monday. (more)

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 READ MORE


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From jeffsweather.com

Greenland Ice Caps Melting at Staggering Pace

OK, panic.
According to the L.A. Times: “The massive glaciers are deteriorating twice as fast as they were five years ago. If the ice thaws entirely, sea level would rise 21 feet.” Some experts think the melting is occurring in ways that computer models had not predicted.

Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


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