Ice across Greenland is melting at dramatic rate

Dec 07, 2018, 6:19 AM EST
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A new research published in Nature, reveals that the ice across Greenland is not only melting at a dramatically fast rate but the process is accelerating. The spike in melting rates, the fastest recorded in 350 years, is not an anomaly but a steady response to temperature rise over the last two decades, with no signs of stopping any soon.

The study found that the average runoff rate is 50% higher than that in the pre-industrial era and 33% higher than the twentieth-century average, writes Nature.

The numbers are a reminder of the grave threat to the world’s second-largest ice sheet, which lost a trillion tons of ice between 2011 and 2014, notes Earther.