Photos: Melting Arctic ice in Greenland

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Meltwater flows from the Greenland Ice Sheet into Baffin Bay near Pituffik, Greenland on July 17, 2022.

Kerem Yucel | AFP via Getty Images

The amount of ice that melted in Greenland between July 15 and July 17 alone – 6 billion tonnes of water per day – would be enough to fill 7.2 million Olympic swimming pools, according to data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Global ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet will trigger at least 10 inches of sea level rise, regardless of global warming scenarios, according to the journal Nature Climate Change.

These photographs by MPR News Senior Visual Reporter Kerem Yücel capture melting icebergs in Greenland during research by scientists from NASA and the University of Texas.


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