Greenland’s Icy Glaciers Melting Earlier and Faster
Spring and summer heat pokes holes in the Greenland Ice Sheet every year with rivers and lakes. However, in 2016, the ice started melting extremely early. This contributed to further melting and incited a vicious melting cycle. These photos indicate the changes in our Earth’s weather conditions and help us to explain what could be next.
Temperature is rising, causing the ice to melt and creating more and more lakes on the Greenland ice sheet. If you happen to watch Planet Earth (or any other nature show production, for that matter), you probably know these changes don’t only affect us, but first and foremost polar bears and other animals living in those areas.