Heat wave poised to hit Greenland

During the 1970s and the 1980s, Greenland lost an average of 50 billion tons (45 billion metric tons) of ice each year. From 2010 to 2018, that figure shot up to an average of 290 billion tons (263 billion metric tons) annually. This summer, the extent of the melt could surpass the record set in 2012. That year, about 97% of the ice sheet’s surface thawed, NASA-JPL Caltech reported at the time.

Source: https://www.livescience.com/66041-heatwave-europe-greenland.html

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/31/europe/greenland-heatwave-climate-crisis-intl/index.html

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