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The Arctic's ice sheet is melting at a rapid rate: 11 billion tons in one day

USATODAY.com Friday, 2 August 2019
Greenland's ice sheet melted at its most rapid rate of the summer on Thursday.
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News video: It's Getting Hot In Here: Greenland Loses 12.5 Billion Tons of Ice In Just One Day

It's Getting Hot In Here: Greenland Loses 12.5 Billion Tons of Ice In Just One Day 00:44

After Greenland spent a good portion of July on fire, last week’s heatwave similarly scorched the country’s ice sheet. According to Gizmodo Earther, the heat triggered a meltdown affecting roughly 60 percent of its surface. On Thursday alone, new data shows the ice shelf lost 12.5 billion tons to...

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