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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:22 PM

440 Billion Tons of Ice Are Expected to Melt This Summer in Greenland -- What That Means for Earth

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By Rachel DeSantis
August 21, 2019 04:18 PM
Should all the ice in Greenland melt, it would raise sea levels around the world by 20 feet

Scientists are warning that a major heatwave in Greenland could lead to a whole lot of melted glacier ice this summer – 440 billion tons, to be exact. A new report by the Associated Press took a detailed look at the dire situation in Greenland, and noted that the record-shattering heat from July 31 to Aug. 3 melted 58 billion tons of ice.

...By the end of the summer, 440 billion tons are expected to have vanished, reportedly enough to flood Pennsylvania or the entire country of Greece about one foot deep.

...“[It’s] the end of the planet,” New York University air and ocean scientist David Holland told the AP. “It takes a really long time to grow an ice sheet, thousands and thousands of years, but they can be broken up or destroyed quite rapidly.”

https://people.com/human-interest/440-billion-tons-ice-melt-in-greenland/

When People has articles like this, you know things are dire.




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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:27 PM

1. There goes Mar-a-Lago

n/t

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:20 AM

2. It's finally leaking into popular media!

Finally! People magazine, oh, wow! Means it will be seen in waiting rooms all over the country.

Even rethugian operative Frank Luntz confess that he was wrong!
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/21/frank-luntz-wrong-climate-change-1470653


But I'm still waiting for my Republican brother to apologize to me, regarding our decades long-standing climate warming disagreement.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:24 AM

3. I wonder if "AnusMouth" would like to buy the Arctic?

Someone should tell him it's for sale.

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