Greenland’s ice sheet, which is three times the size of Texas, is starting to melt faster than at any time in the past 12,000 years, according to new research published in Nature. The study’s team produced a computer model of a section of the ice sheet’s southwestern area over the past 12,000 years and then projected forward to the end of this century. The increased loss of Greenland’s ice alone is likely to lead to sea level rises of between 2 cm (0.79 inches) and 10 cm (3.9 inches) by 2100.
By Michelle Lewis. Electrek. October 3, 2020.