Thursday 27 July 2017

Darkening of the ice and rapid melting of Greenland ice sheet

I almost fell over when I came across this item from TVNZ.

Rapid melting of Greenland ice sheet raising sea levels and alarming scientists

The world-altering change is being sped up by an organism that you need a microscope to see.


It's alive: Blooming algae darken Greenland ice

From CNN

Warmer weather accelerates ice melting in Greenland

Sunnier weather is significantly accelerating the melting of Greenland's glaciers, exacerbating the effects of rising global temperatures, according to a British study.

For the past 20 years, a marked decrease in cloud cover over Greenland during the summer has allowed more solar radiation to warm glaciers and pack ice, according to research led by the University of Bristol and published in Science Advances.

(Source: AFP)

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