Planet in Peril. "Where science gets respect." This recent satellite image shows a river of Saharan dust streaming out over the Mediterranean toward Italy. Credit: NASA
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Greenland’s Ice Sheet Is Melting So Fast Right Now, Scientists Thought It Was an Error
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The margin of the Greenland ice sheets. Hannes Grobe, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. 1992.
On Monday, Greenland began to melt. Parts of Greenland melt every year and the whole thing freezes again each winter, but lately, thanks to global warming, the melting has come earlier and then peaked in the summer at higher levels than usual. Story here.