According to new data, the glaciers in Greenland are melting at twice the rate previously thought. The new research “renders obsolete” past predictions of how fast the oceans will rise over the next century due to global warming.

The scientists said they do not yet understand the precise mechanism causing glaciers to flow and melt more rapidly, but they said the changes in Greenland were unambiguous — and accelerating: In 1996, the amount of water produced by melting ice in Greenland was about 90 times the amount consumed by Los Angeles in a year. Last year, the melted ice amounted to 225 times the volume of water that city uses annually.

Of course, this report was not blessed by the current administration so they will not be taking any serious action. But isn’t it time the rest of us did?

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