Tag: Greenland melting ice

Project Censored #25: Greenland’s Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Project Censored #25: Greenland’s Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

In February 2015, Tim Radford reported for the Climate News Network that atmospheric warming is capable of reaching thousands of meters below Greenland’s massive ice sheet, potentially increasing the glaciers’ rate of flow and creating pools of “meltwater” trapped below the ice. Two separate but related studies confirmed that surface melt can drain down to fill concealed lakes under the ice, ultimately contributing to rising sea levels.

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Greenland Ice Melt Underestimated Study Says

Posted by on December 16, 2014 in Climate Change, Environment with 1 Comment
Greenland Ice Melt Underestimated Study Says

Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than has previously been thought, a new study suggests.Scientists believe a previously overlooked side-effect of global warming could greatly increase the rate of melting of the vast Greenland ice sheet.

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