For the past 10 years scientists have been seeking to understand why Jakobshavn Isbræ, one of Greenland’s largest glaciers, suddenly began to melt. Researchers at New York University’s Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science have determined the melting rate began to rise when sub-surface water temperatures increased, with currents that were traceable to the North Atlantic Ocean. Previous studies have already linked this rapid increase in thinning to global warming, and scientists are especially concerned that a similar melting trend sparked by warming waters beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet could have severe implications for sea level rise.
We thank you, New York University and other scientists, for sharing these startling findings of rapid Greenland glacier retreat. We pray for divine protection and the safety of those vulnerable as we strive to restore the balance of our planetary home.