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Greenland's ice sheet melting faster than expected

Dec 12, 2019 12:59 IST

The irreversible impacts of climate change are coming much closer as Greenland's ice sheet is melting faster than expected. Researchers from the University of Leeds have found that ice is being lost from Greenland seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. This puts people living in low-lying coastal regions at an increasing risk. The new assessment comes from 96 polar scientists who reviewed satellite observations over a period of 26 years. Experts concluded that an additional 7cm of ocean rise could be expected at the end of the century by Greenland alone.