By the century’s end, some of Greenland’s ice will have vanished forever. New research shows that the coastal glaciers and ice caps are melting faster than they ever have done, and they may even have already reached the point of no return two decades ago. That is because they have passed the stage at which they can refreeze their own meltwater. These peripheral glaciers and icecaps cover an estimated 100,000 square kilometres of the island. And when they have gone, the world’s oceans will have risen by four centimetres.
Climate News Network 15th April 2017 read more »