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Greenland’s Ice Wasn’t Supposed to Melt Like Last Week Until 2070

The Hill
By Thomas Mote
August 4, 2019

During the past week, temperatures at the highest reaches of the Greenland ice sheet rose above freezing, melting snow at the Summit Station (10,550 feet above sea level) for the first time since July 2012 and perhaps only the third time in the last seven centuries.

Across lower elevations around the margins of the ice sheet, bare glacial ice melted at an unprecedented ratelosing 12.5 billion tons of water on Thursday alone, with daily losses likely exceeding any point in at least the past 70 years.

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