Enough ice melted in Greenland on Tuesday to cover Florida in two inches of water, scientists warn | Climate News | Sky News

The impacts of human-caused climate change are especially pronounced in the Arctic, which is warming three times faster than the global average.

While the number of gigatons lost is not as extreme as in 2019, a record melt year, the overall area of the ice sheet that is shedding mass is actually larger, according to Polar Portal, which represents Danish Arctic research institutions studying the Greenland ice sheet and sea ice.

Researchers warned of a “massive melting event in Greenland” in a tweet, adding that it “would be enough to cover Florida with two inches of water”.

Temperatures in Greenland reached “worrisome” levels on Wednesday, said DG DEFIS, the EU Commission’s directorate-general for defence industry and Space, as Constable Pynt, 70 degrees north, saw highs of 23C.

Source: Enough ice melted in Greenland on Tuesday to cover Florida in two inches of water, scientists warn | Climate News | Sky News