Expect abnormally high ice loss from Greenland in 2018. Melting is feeding on itself, scientists say

This article discusses the self-propagating impact that melting ice is having on Greenland, and sea level rise.

Satellite images have confirmed that the Greenland ice sheet (which holds 23 feet of sea level rise) “has a continuous ablation zone that’s 400 kilometers wide (250 miles) and 100 kilometers (62 miles) up from the margin of its western flank. The dirty-looking area is bounded and perhaps pockmarked by plenty of those beautiful, ominous meltwater lakes – and, as the paper notes, it’s been getting bigger”.

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