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Greenland ice melting faster than scientists had thought, nears 'tipping point'

1/22/2019

, USA TODAY

Published 4:55 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2019 

Ice on Greenland is melting four times faster than it did just 16 years ago, a study reports.

The melting, which is a result of the Earth's warming atmosphere and oceans, is happening much faster than scientists had thought and will likely lead to faster sea-level rise.

"Increasingly, large amounts of ice mass are going to leave as meltwater, as rivers that flow into the sea," said study lead author 
Michael Bevis of Ohio State University.  More

 

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