Monday, 26 August 2019, 02:02:28 pm
Greenland's ice sheet experiences its biggest melt of summer
August 02, 2019

After months of record temperatures, scientists say Greenland's ice sheet experienced its biggest melt of the summer, losing 11 billion tons of surface ice to the ocean -- equivalent to 4.4 million Olympic swimming pools.

According to Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist with Danish Meteorological Institute, the ice has been melting "persistently" over the past four months, which have recorded all time temperature highs.