A melting glacier in Greenland that serves as evidence of global warming isn’t actually melting at all.
Over the last few years it’s actually been growing, according to new research.
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows the Jakobshavn glacier is now growing at about the same rate it was shrinking just six years ago, when it was retreating by about 1.8 miles and thinning by 130 feet per year, the New York Post reports.
The study’s lead author, NASA glaciologist Ala Khazendar, contends the ice growth likely stems from a natural cycle of cooling and warming in the North Atlantic Ocean known as the North Atlantic Oscillation.
Water temperatures in Disko Bay, where Jakobshavn meets the Atlantic on Greenland’s west coast, are now about 3.6 degrees cooler than in the past, but scientists argue the temperature swing is evidence climate change could occur more quickly than previously thought, according to NASA.
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