Greenland ice melt is so extreme, it is happening at worst case scenario rates not expected until 2070.
Just pause and consider that.
It’s melting 50 years faster than Scientists predicted, last week it was reported that the ice sheet lost 11 billion tons of ice – in just one day.
So what you say.
Greenland is melting at a worst case scenario 50 years early, how does that impact the rest of us?
In a terrifying manner I’m afraid.
The Atlantic Circulation current takes warn water from the tropics and takes it north allowing most of Europe to have a temperate climate, the fresh water pouring off Greenland dumps into the Labrador Sea, which is one of the most important sea pumps for the Atlantic Circulation, if the water around the Labrador Sea desalinates because of the fresh water, the Atlantic Circulation shuts down, warm water stops going north and Europe’s climate becomes catastrophic.
It’s happening now, the Atlantic Circulation is weaker now than it has been for 1600 years.
We are seeing the last canary die in the coal mine. Catastrophic climate change is here, we have run out of time. Our collective denial has made it impossible to stop climate change, our only hope now is radical adaptation.