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Greenland just lost 10,000,000,000 tons of ice in a day

Aug 02, 2019 22:04 IST

The heatwave that smashed high-temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland. This rise in temperature has accelerated the melting of the island's ice sheet and caused massive ice loss in the Arctic. According to the Danish Meteorological Institute, more than 10 billion tons of ice was lost to the oceans by surface melt on Wednesday alone, creating a net mass ice loss of some 197 billion tons from Greenland in July. To understand just how much ice is being lost, a mere 1 billion tons of ice loss is equivalent to about 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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