“We knew this past summer had been particularly warm in Greenland, melting every corner of the ice sheet, but the numbers are enormous,” said lead author Isabella Velicogna, an Earth system science professor at the University of California at Irvine and a senior scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in a news release. The mass loss from Greenland alone was enough to raise global sea levels by 2.2 millimeters, the study found.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020