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Greenland Melts at Never-Before Seen Rates as Heat Wave That Baked Europe Moves North
Melt water forms a lake on Greenland's ice sheet. Yann Arthus-Bertrand / Getty Images
The dome of hot air that broke records in Europe last week has headed north, and it’s melting Greenland at record rates.
Scientists say 2019’s melt might be more extreme than the melt that broke records in 2012, when around 98 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet experienced surface melting, The Washington Post reported. If the entire ice sheet melted, it would contribute 23 feet to global sea level rise.
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