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Greenland’s ice sheet melted away at record levels in 2019, scientists fear it will continue – ABC News

Greenland’s ice sheet melts away at a record level in 2019, leaving climate scientists concerned about what the future holds as sea levels rise, leading to fears coastal flooding could increase across the globe.



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Greenland’s ice sheet lost a record amount of mass in 2019, a finding that could prompt scientists to redefine their worst-case scenario as they assess the effects of climate change.
Key points:

  • Greenland lost 532 gigatonnes of ice, 15 per cent more than the previous record in 2012
  • Its icy bulk melted more quickly than anticipated amid climate warming
  • Another study indicated Greenland is no longer getting enough annual snowfall to replace ice loss


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