The warming temperature across the globe is causing changes in Greenland also.The Greenland glaciers are melting 4 times faster than it was in 16 years ago.
“While 111 cubic kilometres of ice disappeared per year in 2003, 10 years later this figure had almost quadrupled to 428 cubic kilometres,” the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Space Lab said in a statement.
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the largest sustained ice loss from early 2003 to mid-2013 came from Greenland’s southwest region, which is mostly devoid of large glaciers.
The mostly frozen ice in Greenland is getting melt due to the excess of green house gases expelled out,after absorbed by the oceans will force the ice to melt due to the excess heat they trap.
Michael Bevis, a professor at Ohio State University and lead author of the PNAS paper, said, “melting inland from the coastline.” That means that in the southwestern part of Greenland, growing rivers of water are streaming into the ocean since the surface.
The Greenland ice sheet – up to three kilometres thick contains enough frozen water to raise global sea levels some six metres (yards).