Melting hits 97% of Greenland ice in four days: Nasa

Times Live 25 July 2012.

(Editorial note: Not much to do with SA energy, but interesting! Luckily it is just surface ice melting – so far.)

Scientists say there has been a freak event in Greenland this month: Nearly every part of the massive ice sheet that blankets the island suddenly started melting.

Even Greenland’s coldest place showed melting. Records show that last happened in 1889 and occurs about once every 150 years…

The extent of surface melt over Greenland�s ice sheet on July 8 and July 12 is seen in this NASA handout image

The extent of surface melt over Greenland�s ice sheet on July 8 (L) and July 12 (R) is seen in these NASA handout images.
Image by: HANDOUT / REUTERS

http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2012/07/25/melting-hits-97-of-greenland-ice-in-four-days-nasa

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