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On Thin Ice: Chilling Images of a Melting Greenland

ON THIN ICE: CHILLING IMAGES OF A MELTING GREENLAND

Researchers zero in on a little-known landscape that offers soem chilling lessons on the future of global warming. 

 

Fast-flowing water full of churned-up silt meets clean meltwater at the edge of the Frederikshaab Isblink glacier, in western Greenland

Photo: Photograph by Nick Cobbing

ON THIN ICE: CHILLING IMAGES OF A MELTING GREENLAND

Researchers zero in on a little-known landscape that offers some chilling lessons on the future of global warming. 

 

Scientists say Greeland's glaciers are metling twice as fast as they were even five years ago, and that the amount of fresh water running into the ocean has tripled in a decade.

Photo: Photograph by Nick Cobbing

ON THIN ICE: CHILLING IMAGES OF A MELTING GREENLAND

Researchers zero in on a little-known landscape that offers some chilling lessons on the future of global warming. 

 

Focusing on Narsaq, Greenland, where global warming is an everday affair. 

Photo: Photograph by Nick Cobbing

ON THIN ICE: CHILLING IMAGES OF A MELTING GREENLAND

Researchers zero in on a little-known landscape that offers some chilling lessons on the future of global warming. 

 

 

Tourists frequently visit this galcier near Narsaq. The underlying ice core is visible in the bright blue patches, which are exposed as chunks calve from the glacier, forming icebergs when they hit the fjord.

Photo: Photograph by Nick Cobbing

ON THIN ICE: CHILLING IMAGES OF A MELTING GREENLAND

Researchers zero in on a little-known landscape that offers some chilling lessons on the future of global warming. 

 

 

Although melt lakes have long been common on Greenland's ice cap, their size and frequency show signs of increasing. Only now are scientists closely monitoring this development. 

Photo: Photograph by Nick Cobbing

On Thin Ice: Chilling Images of a Melting Greenland

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