Sea ice in the Disko Bay. The National Geographic Society released on August 3rd 2015 a new map depicting a radical loss of ice in the Arctic. Check it out for yourself at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150803-arctic-ice-obama-climate-nation-science/. According to researchers at the Danish Meterological Institute nearly ten cubic kilometres of ice melts every day from the Greenland Ice sheet, dumping freshwater into the ocean. The ice sheet plays an important role in cooling down the planet, as 90 percent of sunlight is reflected back out into the atmosphere. Losing the Greenland i

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Sea ice in the Disko Bay. The National Geographic Society released on August 3rd 2015 a new map depicting a radical loss of ice in the Arctic. Check it out for yourself at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150803-arctic-ice-obama-climate-nation-science/. According to researchers at the Danish Meterological Institute nearly ten cubic kilometres of ice melts every day from the Greenland Ice sheet, dumping freshwater into the ocean. The ice sheet plays an important role in cooling down the planet, as 90 percent of sunlight is reflected back out into the atmosphere. Losing the Greenland i
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Sea ice in the Disko Bay. The National Geographic Society released on August 3rd 2015 a new map depicting a radical loss of ice in the Arctic. Check it out for yourself at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/08/150803-arctic-ice-obama-climate-nation-science/. According to researchers at the Danish Meterological Institute nearly ten cubic kilometres of ice melts every day from the Greenland Ice sheet, dumping freshwater into the ocean. The ice sheet plays an important role in cooling down the planet, as 90 percent of sunlight is reflected back out into the atmosphere. Losing the Greenland ice due to man made global warming will rise sea levels by up to 20 feet, disrupt the ocean currents by diluting the salinity and accelerate the heating of the planet.
Location: Ilulissat, Greenland