The vast Petermann Glacier was recently found to have lost 11 square miles of ice in two weeks, with a giant seven-mile-long crack that may lead to a loss of one-third of the glacier, or 60 square miles. The northern Jakobshavn glacier, which produces at least one-tenth of Greenland’s icebergs, has already lost 3 square miles since the last melt season, which will speed the already rising sea levels from southern Greenland’s melt.
Researchers and scientists, we are thankful for this urgent alert. May we all quickly take the most efficient actions in providing the necessary care and kindness to save our precious Earth.
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