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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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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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Greenland ice melt is accelerating

Record-breaking Greenland Seasonal Ice Melt With One Month Left to Go

The cumulative melting index is what scientists use to quantify both the extent and duration of melting over the Greenland ice sheet and is typically measured at the end of every melt season, about mid-September. Though the final tally for this year’s cumulative melting index isn’t due for another four weeks, it has already broken the previous record set at the end…

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Greenland and the Arctic in a State of Change

The news this week has focused on the surprisingly rapid and extensive melting of the Greenland ice sheet earlier this month. As dramatic as the satellite images are, the changing state of the arctic and the accelerating ice loss in Greenland and throughout the poles is an ongoing concern for scientists on the ground. This video from Climate Progress World shows how scientists…

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Greenland and the Great Ice Dilema

The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting fast, which very well may affect the rise of the sea level.

International Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Day One from Copenhagen

In a run-up to the United Nations COP 15 Climate Change Conference this December, the Scientific Congress on Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges, and Decisions got under way today in Copenhagen. Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, the conference is one of the world’s largest interdisciplinary meetings on climate change, with over 2000 participants from over 80 countries coming together…

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