The news just keeps coming and we go on like it doesn’t and won’t ever affect us. The number there got me–if Greenland melts, it could raise sea levels by 23 feet. 23 feet? Never mind the easy-to-forget island nations, what will happen to coastal cities everywhere? Venice won’t be that unique anymore, that’s for sure.
Anyhow, here’s the article from NASAScience:
More than 90 percent of our planet’s freshwater ice is bound in the massive ice sheets and glaciers of the Antarctic and Greenland. As temperatures around the world slowly climb, melt waters from these vast stores of ice add to rising sea levels. All by itself, Greenland could bump sea levels by 7 meters (23 feet) if its ice melted completely.
And … it’s melting.
Full article at NasaScience