Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet:
Short Term Event or Long Term Climate Change?
Science news has been buzzing lately about imagery from three satellites showing
indications of melting snow and ice on Greenland.
As we all learn in science classes,
Greenland is basically a very large sheet of ice,
so to see such melting as this is quite striking. Definitely newsworthy.
While this news is very significant in the climatology and glaciology community,
some are going step further
and are attempting to connect it with other indicators of climate change.
The definitive answer to that question is not clear and many news outlets
are doing a good job providing a balanced view of this news.