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Warming Seas and Melting Ice Sheets

Iceberg in Disko Bay, Greenland

An iceberg floats in Disko Bay, near Ilulissat, Greenland, on July 24, 2015. The massive Greenland ice sheet is shedding about 300 gigatons of ice a year into the ocean, making it the single largest source of sea level rise from melting ice.

Credit: NASA/Saskia Madlener

Sea level rise is a natural consequence of the warming of our planet.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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