New data from research published this week focuses on the ice mass in Greenland.
Greenland is the home to the second largest ice sheet in the world, and new research shows ice loss is accelerating rapidly.
The study used information that was based on nearly 50-years of data.
The study estimates that Greenland’s glaciers have gone from releasing 51 billion tons of ice into the ocean between 1980 and 1990 to losing 286 billion tons of ice into the sea between 2010 and 2018.
The data shows that the ice loss from ice sheets in Greenland is responsible for increasing global ocean levels by 14 millimeters since 1972.
Half of that global increase in sea levels happened in the last eight years.