The latest measurements in Greenland pretty much confirm researchers’ worst fears: Greenland is not only continuing to lose ice, but the loss is accelerating even more.

The average ice mass loss from Greenland over 2002 to 2011 is (drum rolls…) 225 billion tonnes per year; furthermore, the rate of mass loss has increased significantly and there was an unusually large amount of snow and ice lost in 2010.

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