Greenland Ice Sheet Loses Its Last Grip

March 16, 2014 6:05 PM

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Greenland Ice Sheet Loses Its Last Grip

Greenland is losing the battle against rising air and ocean temperatures, a new study finds. The last bulwark to fall is the northeast corner of the Greenland Ice Sheet, which started shrinking rapidly in 2003, according to a new study.

"My guess is this is a new record for Greenland," said lead study author Shfaqat Abbas Khan, a climate scientist at the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark. "This was very surprising because we don't expect huge ice loss in northeast Greenland."

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