2014-09-30. Greenland Is the New Black.

posted Sep 30, 2014, 10:55 AM by Alan Gould

For GSS Climate Change chapter 4. Excerpt: ...Greenland has never been green, but its massive glaciers aren’t white anymore, either. The icy island is turning black with soot (possibly the combination of increased wildfires in the Arctic, dust, microbes, and fewer winter snowstorms to refresh the whiteness). ...The darker the snow, the more sunlight it absorbs, and the faster it melts. And that brings higher seas. If the entire Greenland ice sheet melted, sea levels worldwide could rise 23 feet.... http://www.onearth.org/articles/2014/09/greenland-is-the-new-black. by Susan Cosier, OnEarth, NRDC.