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A huge chunk of Greenland's ice cap has broken off

A big chunk of Greenland's ice cap, estimated to be some 42.3 square miles (110 square kilometers), has broken off in the far north east Arctic which scientists say is evidence of rapid climate change.

Arctic ice cap continues record melt

New data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDIC) reveal that Arctic ice is continuing to melt at an alarming rate. Summer ice in the Arctic may all but disappear over the next few decades, much earlier than scientists had previously predicted.

Iceland’s Grimsvötn volcano begins erupting

Reykjav - Grimsvötn, Iceland’s most active volcano, began its latest eruption on Saturday and has led to a shutdown of some air travel in the country, just a year after the massive Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption created air travel chaos across Europe.

Glaciers now melting at fastest rate in last 350 years

Aberystwyth - A new study on ice loss calculations shows some mountain glaciers are currently melting at a rate 100 times faster than at any other period during the last 350 years, setting the stage for major impacts on fresh water supplies and agriculture production.

Climate Change Accelerating Warns German Scientist

Climate change is happening more rapidly than anyone thought possible, the German government's expert, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, warned.
 

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The red area in the optical satellite image shows the ice lost the past two years from the part of t...
The red area in the optical satellite image shows the ice lost the past two years from the part of the Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden Glacier called Spalte Glacier that calves into Djimphna Sund. An area of 113 km2 has been lost. Source: EU Copernicus Sentinel and GEUS.
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