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Heat wave likely to accelerate ice melt in Greenland
July 28, 2019

As Europe’s record-breaking heat wave drifts toward the Arctic, it has threatened to accelerate the melting of ice in Greenland, which already started earlier than normal this year.

Climate scientists have warned that the heat wave has swept over Scandinavia and is predicted to move toward Greenland.

According to the World Meteorological Organization, as it is forecast to move over the Arctic it will potentially bring a large amount of energy that will melt ice, both sea ice in the Arctic Ocean and the ice sheet surface over the next 3 to 5 days.

An estimated 170 metric gigatons of water have been added to the world’s oceans from melted ice and snow between 1st to 26th of this month and has contributed to about 0.28 millimeters (0.01 inches) of global sea level rise.