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Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

September 20, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Melt

Ten years ago Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise totaled half a millimeter per year. Now, according to Professor Jason Fox of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, it has reached the point of doubling to one millimeter per year.[read more]

Greenland And West Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss More Than Doubled In Last Five Years

August 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Growing Ice Loss

A new study finds that both the Greenland ice sheet and West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have seen an astonishing increase in ice loss in just the past five years. This first-ever extensive mapping of the two great ice sheets using the CryoSat-2 satellite confirms the findings.[read more]

Biggest Loser: Thawing Greenland Competes With Collapsing Antarctic For Fastest Ice Loss

May 23, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Shrinking Ice and Environmental Risk

The worst-case scenario for sea level rise has now become simply the “business-as-usual” scenario, recent studies from NASA make clear. NASA glaciologist Eric Rignot says that the new papers “suggest that the globe’s ice sheets will contribute far more to sea level rise than current projections show.”[read more]

Redefining 'Glacial Pace': Greenland's Fastest-Moving Glacier Sets New Speed Record Of 150 Feet A Day

February 8, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Glacier Melt

“Glacial pace” used to mean “suggesting the extreme slowness of a glacier.” But one can hardly use that term when scientists who track glacial movement have found that the world’s fastest glacier is speeding up to record levels, and may more than triple its speed again in coming decades.[read more]

Greenland Ice Sheet Changes [VIDEO]

September 22, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Sheet Changes

Video titled "This is No Cool," with reports from scientists on changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and melting issues due to factors such as global warming and climate change, from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.[read more]

Greenland Ice Melt: Bellwether of Climate Change [VIDEO]

August 25, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Melt

Due out later this year, early drafts of the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were leaked earlier this week, confirming what scientists have been saying now for years, even decades: global warming is real.[read more]

Like Butter: Study Explains Surprising Acceleration Of Greenland Ice Melt

July 20, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Greenland Meltwater

In 2011, scientists found the Greenland Ice Sheet could undergo a cycle of melting and warming that is difficult to halt. This acceleration has put ice sheet loss far ahead of what most climate models had predicted several years ago.[read more]

Greenland Ice Melt: ‘Scientists Say They’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before’

July 25, 2012 by Joseph Romm

NASA reported today some truly shocking findings on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet this summer:Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface MeltJuly 24, 2012: For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations. Nearly...[read more]

What the insurance industry thinks about climate change and sea level rise, and it’s not pretty

November 28, 2009 by Tyler Hamilton

WWF International and insurance giant Allianz have released a report called “Major Tipping Points in the Earth’s Climate System and Consequences for the Insurance Sector.” I find reports from the insurance industry quite informative because nobody knows risk better than the people who stand to lose a lot of money from those very risks. A...[read more]