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Warning for the melting of a gigantic glacier in Greenland due to climate change

Warning for the melting of a gigantic glacier in Greenland due to climate change

In a study funded by NASA and published in the journal Science, researchers found that Zachariae Isstrom is dumping 5 billion tons of ice mass annually into the Atlantic Ocean. If the glacier were to melt completely, it would have capacity, on its own. , from rising sea levels around the world by more than 18 inches. “The glaciers of North Greenland are changing rapidly.

"The glacier is disintegrating and releasing large volume icebergs into the ocean, which will mean that sea levels will rise in the coming decades," he said.

Next to Zachariae Isstrom is another large glacier, Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden, which is also rapidly melting, and both collect around 12% of Greenland's ice mass, so if the two were to disintegrate completely, the level of the seas around the world would rise almost a meter

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Video: A New Climate: Greenlands melting ice (January 2022).