Climate change: Rain melting Greenland ice sheet ‘even in winter’

By | March 8, 2019

BBC News reports:

Rain is becoming more frequent in Greenland and accelerating the melting of its ice, a new study has found.

Scientists say they’re “surprised” to discover rain falling even during the long Arctic winter.

The massive Greenland ice-sheet is being watched closely because it holds a huge store of frozen water.

And if all of that ice melted, the sea level would rise by seven metres, threatening coastal population centres around the world.

Precipitation usually falls as snow in winter – rather than as rain – which can balance out any melting of the ice in the summer. [Continue reading…]

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