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Greenland glacier melt rate doubles in decade

An article in today’s New York Times reports the following: “The amount of ice flowing into the sea from large glaciers in southern Greenland has almost doubled in the last 10 years, possibly requiring scientists to increase estimates of how much the world’s oceans could rise under the influence of global warming, according to a study being published today in the journal Science.”

People who are waiting for a smoking gun should consider that it may already be pointed at their heads.

I don’t have much time to blog about this, especially after dealing with comments on an earlier blog entry. I will add, however, that this is the kind of evidence that people point to when they worry about reaching a “tipping point” in climate change.




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