May 15, 2014

FRESH WATER from ICE MELT is Accelerating Beyond the Most Dire Predictions

GREENLAND

230 Gigatonnes per year average over the past 10 years was exceeded by 40% the past 12 months. The Chesapeake Bay holds 80 Gigatonnes so it's 30 Chesapeake Bay's worth of water added to the oceans over 10 years from Greenland alone.

Stories like this one from MARCH 17, 2014 go unnoticed. 
GREENLAND ICE SHEET LOSES IT'S LAST GRIP 
The northeast Greenland ice sheet lost more than 10 billion tons of ice per year since 2003, according to the study, published March 16 in the journal Nature Climate Change. Once thought immune to global warming's effects, melting in northeast Greenland could significantly boost Greenland's contribution sea level rise
THE ANTARCTIC 

Meanwhile way down south in Antarctica the news is also dire despite what seemed to be a brief respite over the past couple of years when snowfall increased the ice pack in some areas.



 Lots of people seemed shocked by Monday’s big news about climate changethat a huge mass of ice is melting in Antarctica, gradually raising sea levels and threatening low-lying communities around the world. They shouldn’t have been. And they should be prepared for more news just like it, because the South Pole isn’t the only part of the world where global warming is slowly but surely wreaking environmental havoc.

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Despite the temporary respite from the decline of ice in 2007, 8, 9, and 11 the trend line continues to head toward melting since 1979  


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