"The only thing we can do is adapt and mitigate further global warming – it's too late for there to be no effect, "said Proof. "Greenland's ice has historically melted into cycles due to natural weather phenomena, but rising temperatures have exacerbated the trend," Evidence said.
"These oscillations have been happening forever," he said. "So why only cause this massive digestion? It's because the atmosphere is at its baseline, warmer."
But proof 'team's study differs from previous research on Greenland because it focused on Greenland's southwest, which does not have many glaciers, according to a news release from Ohio State.
Researchers studying sea level rise often focus on Greenland's southeast and northwest regions, home to large glaciers which see large icebergs break off and flow into the Atlantic Ocean. Those chunks then melt and cause sea levels to rise.
Evidence and his co -authors found that by 2012, the rate of ice loss had accelerated to nearly four times what it was in 2003. They also found this acceleration largely took place in Greenland's southwest.
"We knew we had one big problem em with increasing rates of ice discharge by some large outlet glaciers, "Proof said. "But now we recognize a second serious problem: Increasingly, large amounts of ice mass are going to leave as meltwater, as rivers that flow into the sea."