The American Empire in a Changing World


Monday, July 30, 2012

''97% of Greenland surface ice turns to slush''

From New Scientist

''The surface of Greenland has turned to slush. Satellite data shows that a warm spell earlier this month melted nearly the entire surface of the nation's ice cap. The melt is unusual: normally about half of the ice sheet melts at the surface during summer, mostly at low elevations.

This year the thaw was stunningly swift and widespread, and extended high up the nation's peaks.''

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