A Striking Satellite Image Shows a Major Greenland Meltdown

  • 27.07.2022
  • Gizmodo

The bright turquoise run-off might look beautiful, but it's emblematic of a rapid and worrying decline. Turquoise, pale grey, and sapphire streaks stand out against a dark taupe, earthen background in a satellite image from the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation program. It’s a mesmerizing picture, conjuring more immediate associations with a painting than our planet, but it’s not a welcome sight for climate scientists. Instead, the new image illustrates a recent, massive ice melt event in Greenland and the ongoing toll of climate change.