Greenland Ice Melts at Rapid Pace as Temperatures Climb 30 Degrees Above Normal

HeadlineAug 01, 2019

In climate news, a massive heat dome that shattered all-time temperature records across much of Europe last week has settled in over Greenland, driving temperatures across the vast Arctic island to as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Writing in Rolling Stone in an article headlined “Greenland Is Melting Away Before Our Eyes,” meteorologist Eric Holthaus warns Greenland’s ice is expected to melt at its fastest rate ever recorded today, when “more than 12 billion tons of water will permanently melt away from the ice sheet and find its way down to the ocean, irreversibly raising sea levels globally.”

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