VIDEO: Greenland loses 12.5 billion tons of ice in just one day
After Greenland spent a good portion of July on fire, last week’s heatwave similarly scorched the country’s ice sheet. According to Gizmodo Earther, the heat triggered a meltdown affecting roughly 60 percent of its surface. On Thursday alone, new data shows the ice shelf lost 12.5 billion tons to surface melting. That's the largest single-day loss in recorded history. In 2012, Greenland's ice sheet sent more than 10 billion tons of runoff into the ocean.