Places Archives: Greenland

12 Billion Tons of Greenland Ice Melts in 24 Hours | July 2019 Hottest Month Ever

By  Max Wilbert / Image by Pierre Markuse, CC BY 2.0, shows 2019 melt ponds across the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet) Official temperature records for July 2019 show that it was the hottest July and hottest single month ever recorded globally, at 1.2°C hotter than the pre-industrial average. This comes after a June … Continue reading 12 Billion Tons of Greenland Ice Melts in 24 Hours | July 2019 Hottest Month Ever

Glaciologist says carbon emissions to date will cause 69 foot sea level rise

By Chris Mooney / Mother Jones Last week, a much-discussed new paper in the journal Nature seemed to suggest to some that we needn’t worry too much about the melting of Greenland, the mile-thick mass of ice at the top of the globe. The research found that the Greenland ice sheet seems to have survived … Continue reading Glaciologist says carbon emissions to date will cause 69 foot sea level rise

Scientists in disbelief as 97% of Greenland ice sheet suffers melting

By Suzanne Goldberg / The Guardian The Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate this month than at any other time in recorded history, with virtually the entire ice sheet showing signs of thaw. The rapid melting over just four days was captured by three satellites. It has stunned and alarmed scientists, and deepened … Continue reading Scientists in disbelief as 97% of Greenland ice sheet suffers melting

Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

By Owen Lloyd / Deep Green Resistance News Service Over the first dozen years of this century, Americans have experienced a particular thirst for the apocalypse. Whether the apocalypse is waged in ecological, political, religious, or economic terms, Matthew Gross and Mel Gilles suggest that “one single thought unites all Americans in these fiercely partisan … Continue reading Book Review: The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America

Study: Greenland ice sheet may melt completely with 1.6 degrees warming

By Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought. The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet completely is in the range of 0.8 to 3.2 degrees Celsius of global warming, with a best estimate of 1.6 degrees above pre-industrial levels, … Continue reading Study: Greenland ice sheet may melt completely with 1.6 degrees warming