Plastics and the Environment

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Ilulissat, icefjord which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage is seen in western Greenland, Denmark July 15, 2015. Picture taken July 15, 2015.   Ritzau Scanpix/Linda Kastrup via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. - RC1D6CEF5E40

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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