Logic And Proportion

“When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said”

Jefferson Airplane  White Rabbit

Heatwave melts nearly 6,000,000,000,000 kgs of Greenland’s ice in 3 days

During the seventy day Greenland melt season from the second week in June to mid-August, Greenland’s surface loses on average 210,000,000,000,000 kg of ice. That is an average of  3,000,000,000,000 per day.

On some days the Greenland ice sheet gains 10.000,000,000,000 kg of mass.

Surface Conditions: Polar Portal

“The Greenland Ice Sheet covers about 80 percent of the world’s largest island, stretching across 1.7 million square kilometers (656,000 square miles)—an area about three times the size of Texas. At its thickest point, the Greenland Ice Sheet measures over 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) thick and contains about 2.9 million cubic kilometers (696,000 cubic miles) of ice. If the entire Greenland Ice Sheet melted, sea level would rise about 7.4 meters (24 feet).”

Ice Sheets | National Snow and Ice Data Center

The area of Ireland is 84,421 km². There is enough ice in the Greenland ice sheet to cover Ireland with 34,000 meters (21 miles) of water.

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