New research suggests Greenland's glaciers are slipping into the sea more slowly than previously thoughtSea-level rises are unlikely to be as high as worst-case scenarios have forecasted, suggests new research which shows that Greenland's glaciers are slipping into the sea more slowly than was previously thought. But the scientists warned that ice loss still sped up by 30% and is driving rises in sea levels that endanger low-lying coasts around the world.Along with Antarctica, the loss of ice from the huge Greenland ice cap is the biggest direct contributor to rising sea levels, pouring 250bn tonnes of water into the oceans each year. But the complexity of glacier dynamics has meant predictions of future losses as the global warming continues have been wide-ranging and controversial. The new work used for the first time satellite data to track the progress of over 200 individual Greenland glaciers between 2000 and 2010."Previous...
- Increasing speed of Greenland glaciers gives new insight for rising sea levelThu, 3 May 2012, 15:14:49 EDT
- Small glaciers -- not large -- account for most of Greenland's recent loss of ice, study showsMon, 15 Sep 2008, 11:44:05 EDT
- Greenland's glaciers losing ice faster this year than last year, which was record-setting itselfMon, 15 Dec 2008, 10:32:21 EST
- Lasers from space show thinning of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheetsWed, 23 Sep 2009, 13:45:05 EDT
- Ice Age lesson predicts a faster rise in sea levelSun, 31 Aug 2008, 14:43:06 EDT