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Photo Essay: Melting Greenland, Up Close

As climate warms, the Greenland ice sheet is melting, helping to fuel global sea-level rise. Follow a small team of scientists as they hike onto the sheet to investigate the forces large and small that are demolishing the ice. (All photos: Kevin Krajick)  READ THE FULL SCIENTIFIC STORY AND SEE A VIDEO

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Jane O'Grady
Jane O’Grady
5 years ago

Thank you very much for the images I received of the Greenland ice sheet. They are very descriptive of why we need to act immediately to counteract global warming as much as possible. Keep up your good work.