By P. Homewood, Sep 2, 2023 in NotaLotofPeopleKnowThat
As can be seen, the rate of loss in the last decade is similar to the 1930s, 50s and 60s. During the 1970s and 80s, Greenland’s climate grew much colder, and the ice mass loss almost stopped completely.
Significantly the rate of loss now is not accelerating, as you may have assumed from what the media have told you. On the contrary, the rate of loss has been slowing down since 2012.
The average annual loss between 2013 and 2022 was 184 Gt, which equates to 0.51mm sea level rise a year.
In short there is nothing alarming or unprecedented about the tiny amount of ice melt in Greenland.