Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tag: Earth

Greenland could lose more ice this century than it has in 12,000 years

© Photograph by Martin Zwick, REDA&CO/Universal Images Group/Getty Images The speed with which the Greenland ice sheet is melting is too quick to be part of a natural cycle, scientists say. If the entire sheet went away, it would add 24 feet to global sea levels.

October 1 (National Geographic) - Greenland is on track to lose more ice this century than it has at any other point in the Holocene, the 12,000-year period in which human civilization has flourished, an alarming new study has found. The study, published today in the journal Nature, offers the latest evidence that Earth’s northernmost ice sheet, which contains enough frozen water ...

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Temperature spike: Earth ties record high heat May reading

Temperature on land set a heat record, while ocean temperatures ranked second. (File photo: AP)

June 16 (AP) - Earth's temperature spiked to tie a record high for May, US meteorologists reported Friday. Last month the global average temperature was 60.3 degrees (15.7 degrees Celsius), tying 2016 for the hottest May in 141 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That's 1.7 degrees (nearly 1 degree Celsius) higher than the 20th ...

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