Photo: Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting Faster, Study Says



A boater punts through the icy fjords off the coast of Nanortalik on the southern tip of Greenland.

The large ice sheet covering much of the Danish-owned island is melting three times faster today than it was five years ago, according to a new study, a finding that could have huge implications for global sea level rise.

Photograph by George F. Mobley/NGS


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