Researchers monitoring water temperatures in Sermilik Fjord, southeast Greenland. Climate change may be having more impact on the melting Greenland ice sheet than previously thought, new research suggests. The study found rising air temperatures amplify the effects of melting caused by ocean warming, leading to greater ice loss from the world’s second largest ice sheet. Experts liken the effect to how ice cubes melt more quickly if they are in a drink that is being stirred – the combination of warmer liquid and movement accelerates the melting process. Previous studies have shown that rising air and ocean temperatures both cause the Greenland ice sheet to melt, however the new study, by researchers from the universities of Edinburgh and California San Diego, reveals how one intensifies the effects of the other. Kangiata Nunata Sermia, a glacier undergoing submarine melting in southwest Greenland.Photographer: Donald Slater/The University of Edinburgh/PA Media Dr Donald […]