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Greenland's ice is melting at the rate scientists thought would be our worst-case scenario in 2070

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Europe's July heat wave caused Greenland's ice to melt at a rate that scientists didn't expect to see for another 50 years.
Greenland's ice sheet lost 55 billion tons of water over five days in July and August - enough to cover the state of Florida in almost 5 inches of water.
Ice melt due to climate change contributes to sea-level rise, which leads to flooding in coastal areas.
This summer, unprecedented wildfires also burned in Greenland, Alaska, and Siberia, contributing to ice melt as their soot and smoke traveled across the Arctic.
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