Walloped by Heat Wave, Greenland Sees Massive Ice Melt

More than 11 billion tons of ice was lost to the oceans by surface melt on July 31 alone.

  • Published 1 August 2019

BERLIN (AP) — The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island's ice sheet and causing massive ice loss in the Arctic. Greenland, the world's largest island, is a semi-autonomous Danish territory between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans that has 82% of its surface covered in ice. The area of the Greenland ice sheet that is showing indications of… Read at AP News