Greenland glaciers melting 3 times faster than 20th Century: Study

Updated: May 30 2023 5:28PM

New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) Greenland glaciers and ice caps are melting three times faster since the start of the 20th century, a study has found.

The study, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, provides critical insights into long-term changes to the Greenland glaciers and ice caps as a result of climate change, which has contributed about one fifth to global sea-level rise in the last decade.

Using historical data, scientists mapped 5,327 glaciers and ice caps that existed at the end of the Little Ice Age in 1900; a period of wide-spread cooling when average global temperatures dropped by as much as 2 degrees Celsius.