15 Aug '12, 8pm

Greenland’s ice melt is its worst ever: And there’s still a month to go.

Greenland’s ice melt is its worst ever: And there’s still a month to go.

Remember last month when NASA described an “extraordinary” melt across 97 percent of the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet ? Caused a big furor, people bugged out? It’s actually worse than that. From City College of New York : Melting over the Greenland ice sheet shattered the seasonal record on August 8 — a full four weeks before the close of the melting season, reports Marco Tedesco, assistant professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences at The City College of New York. The melting season in Greenland usually lasts from June – when the first puddles of meltwater appear – to early-September, when temperatures cool. This year, cumulative melting in the first week in August had already exceeded the record of 2010, taken over a full season, according to Professor Tedesco’s ongoing analysis. … This spells a change for the face of southern Greenland, he added, with the ice sheet...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/greenlands-ice-melt-is-its-worst-ev...

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