Plastics and the Environment

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The Greenland ice sheet is the second largest mass of ice on Earth. Image: REUTERS

Ayesha Tandon
Science Journalist, Carbon Brief
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Daily surface mass balance of the Greenland ice sheet in 1981-2010, 2071-2100 for CMIP5 RCP8.5 (light blue, dark blue) and CMIP6 SSP58.5 (yellow, red). Source:
Greenland’s Surface Mass Balance is typically positive for much of the year, before plunging below zero as seasonal melting takes hold each summer. Image: Hofer et al (2020)/Carbon Brief
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