+ earth’s great ice sheets sprawl over Antarctica and Greenland, between them holding more than 99% of the world’s frozen fresh water.
+ we’ve put more than 500,000,000,000 tons of heat trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere since the industrial revolution.
+ the Greenland ice sheet alone holds enough frozen water to raise sea levels by 22 feet.
Greenland is caught in a feedback loop, which accelerates the melting.
+ the melting of ice sheets could raise sea levels as high as 8.2 feet by the end of this century.
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Good Read: “The Ice Detectives”, by Paul Hond, Columbia Magazine, Fall 2017
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