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'Canary in the coal mine': Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

Reuters

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Modified 15 Aug 2020, 1:10 am
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Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.

Scientists studied data on 234 glaciers across the Arctic territory spanning 34 years through 2018 and found that annual snowfall was no longer enough to replenish glaciers of the snow and ice being lost to summertime melting.

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