Tag Archive for 'Greenland Ice sheet'

Sea level likely to rise by 2 metres for each degree of global warming

July 15th, 2013 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to come. The paper “The multimillennial sea-level commitment of global warming” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that each degree of global warming is likely to raise sea level by more than two meters in the future. While […]

Our greenhouse gas emissions so far will cause sea level to rise inexorably for thousands of years

October 1st, 2012 by Institute of Physics

Our greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of the Earth that will cause sea-levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown. The results come from a study, published in a paper ‘Millennial total sea-level commitments projected with the Earth system model of intermediate LOVECLIM’ on […]

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 […]

Greenland ice sheet melted at record rate in 2010

January 25th, 2011 by The City College of New York

New research shows that 2010 set new records for the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, expected to be a major contributor to projected sea level rises in coming decades. “This past melt season was exceptional, with melting in some areas stretching up to 50 days longer than average,” said Dr. Marco Tedesco, director of […]