Key Greenland glacier, once shrinking, is now growing again

Key Greenland glacier, once shrinking, is now growing again

[Ed. – How many truth bombs can the world take in one week?  The scientists interviewed think the regrowth will reverse, but it’s a really good bet at this point that they’re wrong.]

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.

The Jakobshavn glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles and thinning nearly 130 feet annually. But it started growing again at about the same rate in the past two years, according to a study in Monday’s Nature Geoscience. Study authors and outside scientists think this is temporary.

“That was kind of a surprise. We kind of got used to a runaway system,” said Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland ice and climate scientist Jason Box.

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