Tag Archive for 'melting ice'

Greenland and Antarctica ice loss accelerating

November 29th, 2012 by University of Washington

Forty-seven research scientists from 26 laboratories have reconciled their measurements of ice sheet changes in Antarctica and Greenland during the past two decades and found that ice has been lost faster during the last decade. The results, published in the paper “A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance” in the journal Science, roughly halve the […]

Greenland ice sheet may disappear with global warming of 1.6° Celsius

March 12th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought. The temperature threshold for melting the ice sheet completely is in the range of 0.8 to 3.2° Celsius global warming, with a best estimate of 1.6° above pre-industrial levels, shows a study by scientists from the Potsdam Institute for […]