In the past 20 years, Greenland’s ice sheet has been melting at six-fold the rate seen before the Industrial Revolution.
A meteorite might have slammed into the island as early as 12,000 years ago.
The debate is far from over, though.
Turns out a one-trick economy never lasts long.
The deal was made possible by the efforts of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and North Atlantic Salmon Fund.
Let’s hope this landscape is never in the open.
The consequences are important for ecosystem health.
A rather unexpected effect of climate change.
It’s a feedback loop on steroids.
The cost of non-action could be dramatic by the end of the century.
The dads really pull through for these chicks.
The Vikings were late a million years. Back then this was ‘really’ Greenland.
Pushing the boundaries of life farther in time than ever before.
Knowing how much water gets melted into the oceans will help us estimate the impact of rising sea levels.
A massive portion of the Greenland ice sheet has started to melt, taking researchers by surprise. The vast region is experiencing a freakishly early spring thaw, with 12% of Greenland’s ice melting on Monday, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute. “We had to check that our models were still working properly,”6 Peter Langen, climate scientist at DMI, told blog Polar Portal.
While the climate talks in Paris are carrying on in full force, it’s important to keep in mind that most of climate change isn’t actually affecting the ones causing it. The polar regions, the south Pacific and small islands are the ones suffering the most. The governments of Nunavut (Canada) and Greenland (Denmark) and the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) released a
Geoscientists have finally unraveled one of Greenland’s long-standing mysteries: how billions of gallons of water can drain in a matter of hours. They believe that this might also help us better understand how sea levels will rise in the future.
Using satellite imagery, scientists have discovered two new subglacial lakes under Greenland’s ice sheet bringing the total number to four. The discovery is not well met, however. These lakes are already drained, signaling that climate change is making its way beneath the Greenland ice sheet. The discovery suggests subglacial lakes could increase the sensitivity of ice to climatic change, further accelerating ice melt which can lead to catastrophic floods.
The former popular landscape was an expanse of warped shapes, out of which some were as tall as a Manhattan skyscraper, and it was discovered by an ice-penetration radar loaded aboard NASA survey flights. According to the scientists who made the discovery, this could deepen the level of understanding concerning the way in which the ice sheets of Greenland and
Geophysical data from Greenland have revealed the existence of a canyon comparable in size with the Grand Canyon beneath the ice sheet. The canyon has the characteristics of a winding river channel and is over 750 km long and it is often as deep as 800 m. This immense feature is thought to predate humanity – it came to be