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Greenland’s Melting Ice Sheets: The Beautiful but Harrowing Changes Seen from Above

The Weather Channel, By Drew MacFarlane, 7 Nov 18 

Greenland’s ice sheet lost up to 270 billion tons of ice every year between 2012 and 2014, according to a study in Geophysical Research Letters. Currently, it’s losing ice at a rate faster than any time in the last 400 years, and the melt is accelerating, a separate study stated.

This is what Tom Hegen, a photographer from Munich, Germany, takes to the skies to document.

Hegen buzzes some 3,000 feet above Greenland’s seemingly endless sheet of ice before having the pilot tip the plane on its side so he can snap a photo. If the light or angle isn’t to his liking, he asks to circle around to do it again………

November 8, 2018 - Posted by | General News

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