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    Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence'

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49483580

    Greenland's massive ice sheet may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists have warned.
    During this year alone, it lost enough ice to raise the average global sea level by more than a millimetre.
    Researchers say they're "astounded" by the acceleration in melting and fear for the future of cities on coasts around the world.
    One glacier in southern Greenland has thinned by as much as 100 metres since I last filmed on it back in 2004.

    Why does Greenland matter?

    Essentially because its ice sheet is seven times the area of the UK and up to 2-3km thick in places. It stores so much frozen water that if the whole thing melted, it would raise sea levels worldwide by up to 7m.
    No one is suggesting that could happen for hundreds or even thousands of years but even a small increase in the rate of melting in coming decades could threaten millions of people living in low-lying areas.
    Bangladesh, Florida, and eastern England are among many areas known to be particularly vulnerable to rises in sea level over the course of the century.
    And although the island of Greenland is remote, stretching from the north of the Atlantic high into the Arctic, its fate could have major implications for the severity of future flooding and may even alter coastlines and force communities to move inland.
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    A millimeter doesn't sound like much, but it adds up, year after year, decade on decade.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    A millimeter doesn't sound like much, but it adds up, year after year, decade on decade.......
    A millimeter is huge when you consider that the ocean surface is ~ 71%
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    Greenland used to be green. It will be again.

    All things are cyclical.
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    I'm astounded that God made the planet in such a way as to accommodate these geophysical fluctuations that have been going on practically forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    A millimeter doesn't sound like much, but it adds up, year after year, decade on decade.......
    When winter time sets in, those ice faces will increase in size.

    All over the the planet we have these things called seasons. Some seasons are warmer than others and some are colder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    When winter time sets in, those ice faces will increase in size.

    All over the the planet we have these things called seasons. Some seasons are warmer than others and some are colder.
    Glaciers don't grow back in one season. They are melting more in the summer than they can grow back in the winter.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/science/envi...acier-n1043781
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Greenland used to be green. It will be again.

    All things are cyclical.
    The Greenland ice sheet is half a million years old if I recall correctly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    The Greenland ice sheet is half a million years old if I recall correctly.
    Not really relevant. In geologic time, that is the blink of an eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Glaciers don't grow back in one season. They are melting more in the summer than they can grow back in the winter.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/science/envi...acier-n1043781
    An ice sheet is part of a glacier which can expand or contract depending on the season.

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