Warming Greenland ice sheet passes point of no return: Even if the climate cools, study finds, glaciers will continue to shrink

ScienceDaily | Aug 13, 2020 at 6:46 PM
  • The finding, published today, Aug.
  • Through those decades, the researchers found, the ice sheets generally lost about 450 gigatons (about 450 billion tons) of ice each year from flowing outlet glaciers.
  • Warm ocean water melts glacier ice, and also makes it difficult for the glaciers to grow back to their previous positions.