Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that US President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest island.
The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland, a massive island and autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of global heating with their traditional way of life.
Climate change is eliminating giant chunks of ice from Greenland, a massive island and autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, at such a speed that the melt has already made a significant contribution to sea level rise, according to a new study.
Greenland's massive ice sheets contain enough water to raise global sea levels by 23 feet, and a new study shows that they are melting at a rate ‘unprecedented’ over centuries – and likely thousands of years.
Scientists from the University of South Florida, along with colleagues in Canada and the Netherlands, have determined that the influx of fresh water from the Greenland ice sheet is freshening the North Atlantic Ocean and could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), an important component of global ocean circulation that could have a global effect. Researchers say it could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America, Science World Report reported.