Greenland is melting: we need to worry about what’s happening on the largest island in the world

Our new research shows the island's largest glaciers are losing ice faster than previously thought.

Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Arctic Ocean: why winter sea ice has stalled, and what it means for the rest of the world

The Laptev Sea is one of the Arctic's biggest nurseries of new sea ice in winter, but Siberia's record summer heat may have halted production.

Jonathan Bamber, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol • conversation
Oct. 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Shrinking glaciers have created a new normal for Greenland's ice sheet – consistent ice loss for the foreseeable future

Greenland's glaciers have retreated so far that they can no longer support the ice sheet that feeds them. The ice sheet system has reached a new normal of consistent annual ice loss.

Michalea King, Postdoctoral Climate Science Researcher, The Ohio State University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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The Arctic hasn't been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planet

Extreme shrinkage of summer sea ice is just the latest evidence of rapid Arctic warming – and what happens in the Arctic doesn't stay there.

Steve Petsch, Associate Professor of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst • conversation
Sept. 30, 2020 ~9 min

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Oceans could rise more than a foot by 2100

If greenhouse gases continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, researchers warn.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change: Warmth shatters section of Greenland ice shelf

A big chunk of ice breaks away from the Arctic's largest remaining ice shelf - 79N, or Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 14, 2020 ~5 min

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Climate change: 'Unprecedented' ice loss as Greenland breaks record

In a record breaking 2019, Greenland lost enough ice to cover the UK with over 2m of melt water.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~5 min

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Antarctica, Greenland losing 318 gigatons of ice a year

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have lost 318 gigatons of ice a year for 16 years. Just one gigaton would fill 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

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Nasa space lasers track melting of Earth's ice sheets

US space agency satellites follow the melting trends in Antarctica and Greenland over 16 years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Climate change: Blue skies pushed Greenland 'into the red'

Cloud-free skies played a key role in one of the worst years for Greenland's ice sheet.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

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