Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sea level fears as Greenland darkens

Sea level fears as Greenland darkens

Scientists are "very worried" that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet could accelerate and raise sea levels more than expected.


They say warmer conditions are encouraging algae to grow and darken the surface.


Dark ice absorbs more solar radiation than clean white ice so warms up and melts more rapidly.


Currently the Greenland ice sheet is adding up to 1mm a year to the rise in the global average level of the oceans.


Full story at http://bbc.in/2eRFN0p


Source: BBC News


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