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Greenland Ice Melt is Accelerating
The greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. Polar scientists have been reviewing satellite observations over a 26 year period. They say that the Greenlands sea level could rise by 7cm by the end of the century. This puts millions of people at risk of flooding. A group has reanalysed the data from 11 satellite missions flown from 1992 to 2018. These spacecraft have taken repeat measurements of the ice sheet's changing thickness, flow and gravity. The Imbie team has combined their observations with the latest weather and climate models. This is a part of the globe that has seen a 0.75C temperature rise in just the past decade. The Imbie assessment shows the island to have lost 3.8 trillion tonnes of ice to the ocean since the start of the study period. This mass is the equivalent of 10.6mm of sea-level rise. What is more, the team finds an acceleration in the data.

It is scary to see how soo much of the ice in the world has melted, and heated which can cause a great increase in sea levels. Any ideas on how the melting of ice can be reduced? What do you think the effects of soo much melting ice will be on the world?

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Greenland Ice Melt is Accelerating - by Natisha Ram - 12-12-2019, 12:52 PM

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