The authors of the new work found that plants appeared under kilometers of ice in Greenland. Scientists attribute this to global warming.
The authors of the new work studied the plants found in the ice. Their results indicate that most or all of Greenland will thaw from ice in the next million years, or perhaps even several hundred thousand years.
This discovery helps to confirm the new and disappointing fact that Greenland ice significantly decreased during the last active period of the Earth’s warming.
The authors of the work study the ice of Greenland in order to predict its response to global warming in the future and the rate of melting.
The global rise in sea levels is also linked to the active melting of the Greenland ice, which puts coastal cities at risk.
New research confirms that Greenland is more fragile and sensitive to climate change than previously thought, and is at serious risk of irreversible melt.