NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in Greenland – Yahoo! News

NASA: Strange and sudden massive melt in Greenland – Yahoo! News.

Nader Nazemi-Greenland Melting of the Ice Sheets

his July 19, 2011 file photo, a large melt pool forms in the Ilulissat ice fjord below the Jakobshavn Glacier, at the fringe of the vast Greenland ice sheet. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Humans should take extra care of out planet. We only have one. I am sure this will sound some alarms and also skeptics will be up in arms about denying Global Warming.

Nader Nazemi-Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right).

Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right).

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly all of Greenland‘s massive ice sheet suddenly started melting a bit this month, a freak event that surprised scientists.
Even Greenland’s coldest and highest place, Summit station, showed melting. Ice core records show that last happened in 1889 and occurs about once every 150 years.
Three satellites show what NASA calls unprecedented melting of the ice sheet that blankets the island, starting on July 8 and lasting four days. Most of the thick ice remains. While some ice usually melts during the summer, what was unusual was that the melting happened in a flash and over a widespread area.
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