Largest meltdown of ice since 1950–puts earth on thin ice.
The fire on Greenland has shown some terrifying outcomes with the scientist have recorded 12.5 billion tons of ice has melted in 24 hours.
After spending a good portion of July on fire, the aftermath is even more horrifying with a record-breaking single-day ice loss.
- The country lost 12.5 billion tons to surface melting, which affected roughly 60% of its surface.
- The last time Greenland saw such a huge loss was in 2012 when its ice sheet sent more than 10 billion tons of runoff into the ocean.
- The data is based on computer model estimates referencing satellite and other data.
The July ice sheet melt season ended with a net mass loss of 197 billion tonnes of ice. There is still one month for the 2019 melt season to end.Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Copenhagen
- Satellite images included in Gizmodo’s coverage earlier this week show how widespread the melting had become with snowmelt clearly visible at the ice sheet’s edges.
- The Washington Post has reported that in total the ice sheet lost 197 billion tons of runoff during July.
- Although parts of the lost sheet of ice will solidify once again in winters but has caused a lasting change in the world’s sea level.