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Rain falls on Greenland’s summit for first time in recorded history

Home News Icebergs near Ilulissat, Greenland. (Image credit: Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland's ice sheet for the first time in recorded history, heightening concerns about the already precarious condition of its ice. An unprecedented 7 billion tons (6.3 billion metric tons) of…
bubmag
August 20, 2021
Greenland

Rain falls on peak of Greenland ice cap for first time on record

Rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland’s huge ice cap for the first time on record. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 3,216-metre (10,551ft) peak, and the precipitation is a stark sign of the climate crisis. Scientists at the US National Science Foundation’s summit station saw rain…
bubmag
August 20, 2021
Greenland

Saved by Summer Snow

You may have seen the headlines back in July: Thanks to a heat wave, enough ice melted during one day in Greenland to cover Florida in two inches of water. Based on those headlines, you may have gotten the impression that the island's ice sheet had gone into a death…
bubmag
August 15, 2021
Greenland

86M folk live in flood-prone areas – study

Vendors move their belongings in a flooded area on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad on August 4, 2021, as the water levels of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rise after monsoon rains. AFP PHOTO BANGKOK: The number of people exposed to floods worldwide has surged almost a…
bubmag
August 5, 2021
Greenland

Heat Wave Causes Massive Melt of Greenland Ice Sheet

Greenland's ice sheet has experienced a "massive melting event" during a heat wave that has seen temperatures more than 10 degrees above seasonal norms, according to Danish researchers. Since Wednesday, the ice sheet covering the vast Arctic territory has melted by about 8 billion tons a day, twice its normal…
bubmag
August 2, 2021