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Greenland Goes Green : Ice Sheet Melted in Four Days

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Summary

  • On July 8, 2012, NASA satellite imagery showed about 40 percent of Greenland's top ice layer intact. By July 12, only four days later, 97 percent of the ice had melted. NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner asks NASA's Thomas Wagner for scientific explanation of the massive thaw.

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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 15, 2013.
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Contents

  • Petermann Glacier Loses Major Chunk of Ice (2:35) -- North Atlantic Oscillation (1:32) -- Debate Over Cause of Ice Calving (1:26) -- "What are the Consequences?" (1:44)
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