The heatwave that began in the Sahara has now found its way to Greenland where record numbers of extreme heat are expected to melt away at the world’s second-largest ice sheet, according to CNN.
The ice sheets located in Greenland are known to typically melt in the summer. This year, according to the report, the ice began melting much earlier and as the heatwave continues, so too shall the acceleration of the melting. “It’s a very warm temperature for this altitude,” said Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute.
Experts predict that the heatwave in Greenland will affect the weather in northwestern Europe with strong storms, which will include flooding. “Whatever happens in Greenland radiates its impact down,” said Jason Box, professor and ice climatologist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.