06 Sep '11, 6pm
Wow!! - Then-and-Now Pics Reveal Stunning Greenland Glacier Melt: TreeHugger
Then-and-Now Pics Reveal Stunning Greenland Glacier Melt Oblique view of the Petermann glacier front on 24 July, 2009 Jason Box Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University via PhysOrg Greenland is melting. That's hardly a newsflash: retreating ice and vanishing glaciers in the Arctic have long been foremost among the most visible icons of global climate change. But the rate at which those glaciers are disappearing continues to shock scientists anew. This summer, a new crop of photos were taken of one such dissipating ice mass, the Petermann glacier. When lined up with photos taken on the same date just two years ago, the contrast left scientists stunned. Take a look for yourself: View the entire comment thread.