From CBC News:
Greenland's ice is melting at such a rapid pace that the land beneath it is rising up, say U.S. researchers.
The dense, two-kilometre thick icecap that covers Greenland suppresses the land, keeping its elevation in check, researchers at the University of Miami write in a new study. However, it is melting so quickly that the island's coastal areas are rising at a rate of one inch per year.
The scientists predict that by 2025, that rate could be two inches a year.
"What's surprising, and a bit worrisome, is that the ice is melting so fast that we can actually see the land uplift in response," said the study's principal investigator, Tim Dixon, professor of geophysics at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), in a news release.
"Even more surprising, the rise seems to be accelerating, implying that melting is accelerating."
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