Future of the Environment

Greenland's ice sheet could melt at a rate not seen in the last 130,000 years

The world's largest island demands more attention, according to a new study. Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Jonathan Bamber

Professor of Physical Geography, University of Bristol

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Researchers studied how the three largest glaciers in Greenland changed from 1880 to 2012. Image: Nature
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Greenland’s glaciers contain around 8% of the world’s fresh water. Image: Jonathan Bamber
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