Events

Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches

today08/30/2022 3

Background
share close

A new study finds that Greenland has more than 120 trillion tons of ice that can be thought of as zombie ice that’s going to raise sea level globally by at least 10 inches.

Monday’s study looks at the edges of Greenland’s ice sheet, ice that authors say is starving and dead. It will unavoidably melt and increase sea level rise no matter what else happens with future carbon pollution. That’s because of decades of global warming. 3.3% of Greenland’s ice sheet is not getting replenished from winter snow.

Scientists calculated the ratio of area getting new ice to those starved of new ice and figured this much sea level rise is in the pipeline no matter what.

 

Source: AP – All contents copyright 2022 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

 

Written by: Editor

Rate it

Previous post

Events

Diana’s death stunned the world — and changed the royals

LONDON (AP) — Above all, there was shock. That's the word people use when they remember Princess Diana's death in a Paris car crash 25 years ago this week. The woman the world watched grow from a shy teenage nursery school teacher into a glamorous celebrity who comforted AIDS patients and campaigned for land mine removal couldn't be dead at the age of 36. Could she? But it was that […]

today08/30/2022 2