New research projecting massive melt of Greenland Ice Sheet

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New research projecting massive melt of Greenland Ice Sheet

Postby TheVat on September 30th, 2020, 1:02 pm 

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The Greenland Ice Sheet is on track to lose mass at about four times the fastest rate observed over the past 12,000 years. At its current trajectory, such melting would dump huge quantities of freshwater into the sea, raising global sea levels and disrupting ocean currents, scientists concluded in new research Wednesday.

The new findings, published in the journal Nature, warn that the only way to avoid a drastically accelerated meltdown of the massive ice sheet in coming decades is for the global community to curtail emissions of greenhouse gases in the near-term.
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Re: New research projecting massive melt of Greenland Ice Sh

Postby Serpent on September 30th, 2020, 2:59 pm 

Domino 3015 down... Domino 3016 still burning... Domino 3017 melting on schedule... Domino 3018...
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