An international team of scientists has discovered that the last remaining stable portion of the Greenland ice sheet is starting to melt and thin.
The front of Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden Glacier (79N fjord) in northeast Greenland, captured in the summer of 2012.
Major outlet glaciers in northeast Greenland are disintegrating into the ocean.
Open water in northeast Greenland.
Another view of a retreating glacier in northeast Greenland.
Helicopter near the front of the Helheim glacier in southeast Greenland.
View from above
Iceberg in the Upernavik fjord, northwest Greenland.
Frontal portion of the Helheim glacier in southeast Greenland.
Upernavik fjord, northwest Greenland.
Becky Oskin, Contributing Writer
Becky Oskin covers Earth science, climate change and space, as well as general science topics. Becky was a science reporter at Live Science and The Pasadena Star-News; she has freelanced for New Scientist and the American Institute of Physics. She earned a master's degree in geology from Caltech, a bachelor's degree from Washington State University, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz.