Monday, March 17, 2014

Greenland Ice Melt ‘Accelerating,’ Climate Change Awakens ‘Sleeping Giant’

ibtimes : "The ice melt in the northeast region of Greenland is particularly troubling because the ice stream there, known as Zachariae, stretches more than 370 miles into the island’s center where it joins the heart of Greenland’s ice reservoir. This “river” carries melting ice water from Greenland’s interior to the oceans.

"The Greenland ice sheet has contributed more than any other ice mass to sea-level rise over the last two decades and has the potential, if it were completely melted to raise global sea level by more than seven meters,” Jonathan Bamber, a professor at Britain's University of Bristol, told AFP."