Greenland, Antarctica Ice Is Irreversibly Adding to Sea Level Rise: Threatening Billion Coast Dwellers WorldWide reports Jeff Inglis at Global Post. This will boost previous sea rise estimates. The Jakobshavn (JI) Greenland glacier will continue its run into the sea for perhaps a century, while the West Antarctic Ice Sheet will do so for centuries, possibly millennia. Meanwhile, new research shows that northeast Greenland glacier s (NEGIS) have accelerated melting over the past decade, losing 10 billion tons of ice annually; this, too, won’t stop anytime soon. The inevitable contributions of these ice sources to rising seas is big enough to threaten coastal dwellers worldwide, and will boost previous estimate of sea level rise. Scientists don’t know how much more the sea level rise will speed up. We do know that it can’t be stopped, though, and that coastal dwellers will have to move. Not good news, folks.
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