Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Greenland lost 1mn tonnes of ice every minute in 2019


Greenland, located in the arctic region, lost 1 million tonnes of ice every minute in 2019.

According to the Communications Earth & Environment, this represents a loss of  532 trillion litres of water.

This is far higher than the average yearly loss of 259 billion tons seen since 2003.

It is now estimated that the amount of lost ice could cover the US state of California in more than four feet of water in 2019 alone.

The study lead author Ingo Sasgen says Greenland is melting at a faster and faster pace.

There are now real fears that may cause sea levels to rise to dangerous heights which could be catastrophic for humanity