Greenland’s Ice Melt Is in ‘Overdrive,’ With No Sign of Slowing

The ice sheet is adding more to sea level rise than any time in the last three and a half centuries, new research suggests. Could it be nearing a tipping point?

Melting on Greenland’s ice sheet has gone into “overdrive,” with meltwater runoff increasing 50 percent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows. As meltwater runs off the ice sheet, it drives sea level rise, putting new pressure on coastal communities around the world.

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Original Title: Greenland's Ice Melt Is in 'Overdrive,' With No Sign of Slowing
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