What Arctic ice tells us about climate change

Published August 29, 2023


The Washington Post quoted Jason Briner about Greenland ice melting and what that tells us about climate change. “Some models say that north Greenland melts a lot” when the planet gets warm, Briner said. And some models say, ‘No, no, no, north Greenland is really robust — that’s a survivor up there.” One of the drill sites was on a slope, and Briner recalled how frigid winds would stream off the ice, threatening to blow their tents away. “It was a little terrifying,” Briner said. “But for every challenge and every freak out I might have when I’m in a bad storm, there’s just as many rewards. … It’s inspiring to be working in such pristine, dramatic, striking landscapes.”

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