Environment

Greenland is Melting

Why does Greenland hate America?

Unprecedented melting of Greenland's ice sheet this month has stunned NASA scientists and has highlighted broader concerns that the region is losing a remarkable amount of ice overall.

According to a NASA press release, about half of Greenland's surface ice sheet naturally melts during an average summer. But the data from three independent satellites this July, analyzed by NASA and university scientists, showed that in less than a week, the amount of thawed ice sheet surface skyrocketed from 40 percent to 97 percent.

Greenland and NASA are part of the conspiracy. Obviously.

  • agrazingmoose

    We’re screwed and as an educator I am heartbroken because the reason for us being screwed is because the majority of Americans are stupid.

    • KAboink

      There is a lot of corporate money spent to keep the American people misinformed and uneducated on many topics.
      M$M has been bought and the rightwing religious whackjobs in Texas selectively edit and produce the majority of textbooks for schools in many States.

      • Brutlyhonest

        Hey, following the money proves global warming is a conspiracy fabricated by scientists trying to get gubmint grant money. So says the wingnuts on my street.

  • Bob, have you not been added to the email alerts?

    “Bring your blowdryer and as many extension cords as you can carry and come to Greenland ASAP! We’ve got to melt all the glaciers to propagate the hoax!! RSVP liberalconspiracy@$cience.com.”

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Just FYI: these episodes of heavy ice melt are normal for Greenland.

    • jewelbomb

      Try reading the post before commenting: “According to a NASA press release, about half of Greenland’s surface ice sheet naturally melts during an average summer. But the data from three independent satellites this July, analyzed by NASA and university scientists, showed that in less than a week, the amount of thawed ice sheet surface skyrocketed from 40 percent to 97 percent.”

      • Fabius_Maximus

        And if you had bothered to check the original press release, you would have read the following:

        “Ice cores from Summit show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” says Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data. “But if we continue to observe melting events like this in upcoming years, it will be worrisome.”

        It’s even mentioned in the HuffPost article

        I just don’t why Bob would not mention that.