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NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

WorldNews Friday, 16 August 2019 ()
NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting iceThe fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings. Like nearly every other glacier on Greenland, the massive Kangerlussuaq is melting. In fact, the giant frozen island has seen one of its biggest melts on record this year. NASA scientist Josh Willis is now closely studying the phenomenon in hopes of figuring out precisely how global warming is eating away at Greenland’s ice. Advertising Specifically, he wants to know whether the melting is being caused more by warm air or warm seawater. The answer could be crucial to...
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News video: President Trump May Want to Buy Greenland, But it Just Lost 11 Billion Tons of Ice in One Day

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President Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in buying Greeland from the Danish government, but the island just lost 11 billion tons of ice in one day. Veuer's Lenneia Batiste has more.

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