Monday, February 20, 2006

Greenland ice loss doubles in past decade

'The loss of ice from Greenland doubled between 1996 and 2005, as its glaciers flowed faster into the ocean in response to a generally warmer climate, according to a NASA/University of Kansas study... "The Greenland ice sheet's contribution to sea level is an issue of considerable societal and scientific importance," said Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. "These findings call into question predictions of the future of Greenland in a warmer climate from computer models that do not include variations in glacier flow as a component of change. Actual changes will likely be much larger than predicted by these models..."' More


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