Sea Levels are raising at more speed than ever and here is new study published on Monday predicting more
according to a study published Monday. Greenland’s rapidly melting ice sheet will eventually raise global sea level by at least 10.6 inches
That’s because of something that could be called zombie ice.
That’s doomed ice that, while still attached to thicker areas of ice, is no longer getting replenished by parent glaciers now receiving less snow.
Without replenishment, the doomed ice is melting from climate change and will inevitably raise seas, said study co-author
“It’s dead ice. It’s just going to melt and disappear from the ice sheet,” Colgan-a glaciologist
“This ice has been consigned to the ocean, regardless of what climate (emissions) scenario we take now.”- He continued
Jason Box, a glaciologist said it is “more like one foot in the grave.”
One of the study authors said that more than 120 trillion tons (110 trillion metric tons) of ice is already doomed to melt from the warming ice sheet’s inability to replenish its edges.
“That’s how climate change works,” Colgan said. “Today’s outliers become tomorrow’s averages.”