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Satellite measurements indicate a rapidly accelerating ice mass loss in the Greenland and Antarctica

Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

Greenland ice melt accelerating – Recent high quality satellite measurements of the ice mass of Greenland and Antarctica taken over the past eleven years indicates rapidly accelerating rates of mass loss in the past decade. Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise was half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Box of the Geological Survey of…

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growing concern from scientists studying the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets over the potential for sea level rise

Video Friday: Growing Concern Over Sea Level Rise

From the Yale Climate Forum. Scientists studying the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets express growing concern over the fragility and vulnerability of the world’s ice sheets and the potential impact on sea level rise. Researchers in Antarctica are using sophisticated equipment to drill down 500 meters below the ice shelf to measure ice loss, temperature, salinity and speed of melt….

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Video Friday: Greenland Ice Sheet

Reports from scientists on changes in the Greenland ice sheet: Featured image credit: Visit Greenland, courtesy flickr

Video Friday: Greenland Ice Melt – Bellwether of Changing Climate

Scientists and Greenland Inuits confirm findings of leaked IPCC report Due out later this year, early drafts of the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were leaked earlier this week, confirming what scientists have been saying now for years, even decades: global warming is real. Many see little change in the IPCC’s Fifth Report from its…

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Research Shows Accelerated Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet

Research published in the journal Science late last week confirms that melting of the Greenland ice sheet has accelerated in recent years, and is contributing to seal level rise. An average 273 gigatons of ice has melted away annually between 2006 to 2008, leading to three-hundredths of an inch of sea level rise, an increase of more the 60 percent over…

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