Thursday, August 25, 2016

Greenland Ice Melt Accelerating.

I have posted before about the threat of serious sea level rise due to Greenland's ice melting.  New research is confirming the seriousness.
A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in the past few years, and their measurements confirm prior estimates. [bold face is my addition].
 In total, they estimate approximately 270 gigatons of ice loss per year for 2011–2014. This result is almost a perfect match to independent measurements made by other researchers and builds our confidence in their conclusions. To put this in perspective, the Greenland Ice Sheet is losing approximately 110,000 Olympic size swimming pools worth of water each year.
More data to support the contention that cities built on sea shores world wide are in serious danger.