Greenland Ice Sheet – Greenland, 68°N

The llulissat Icefjord received an UNESCO World Heritage designation in 2004.

The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world, and comprises an area of 650,000 square miles. Ranging between 1-2 miles thick and up to 100,000 in age, its ice provides an invaluable record of past climates attracting climatologists and scientists world-wide, however the ice is rapidly melting. 

Greenland lost 3.8 trillion tons of ice between 1992-2018. If each centimeter of sea level rise exposes 6 million people to coastal flooding, models indicate that 400 million people will be flooded by the end of this century as a direct result of Greenland’s melting ice sheet. 

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