In the human history of more than a thousand years, this is the first time that the ice sheets in the Greenland are melting down at such an unprecedented rate. Scientists have reported that the rate at which those ice sheets are currently melting has accelerated from the last 2 decades. Mary Albert who works as a glaciologist in the University of Dartmouth has said in her statement that this rapid rate of melting of those ice sheets should be considered as the alarm of nature.
The melt rate of those sheets was quite stable for a period of a millennium but now it is considered to be more than 50 percent higher than the rate prior to industrial revolution. According to the reports of CNN, as compared to the twentieth century, the melt rate is considered to be 33 percent higher. The rate at which the water is flowing down to the oceans because of the higher melting rate of the ice sheets is unprecedented. A flow rate like this has never been experienced in past several thousand years. The findings from the research carried on the sheets of ice over the span of last 350 years reveal a drastic increase in the rate of melting in the last 2 decades.
The result of the research carried out was a huge alarming call. This report is the result of the discussion which took place amongst several people who participated in the Climate change summit held by the UN in Poland. The summit was held in this week where thousands of participants came together and discussed about the alarming levels of increasing melt rates of those ice sheets in Greenland. Flashing into the data of past several years, 2012 was the year in which the largest melting of ice was witnessed.