Alarming collapse of Greenland ice shelves sparks warning of sea level rise

North Greenland’s ice shelves have lost more than a third of their volume since 1978 and could collapse with “dramatic consequences,” scientists have warned. 

Out of the region’s eight enormous ice shelves, three have already experienced complete collapse, and the remaining five are in rapid retreat, scientists announced in a new study, published Nov. 7 in the journal Nature Communications.

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