Greenland's Retreating Glaciers

PhotographerArati Rao
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryUnited States
Photo DateJuly 3, 2016
Technical Infoiphone6 photo
Entry Description

Greenland has lost 9 trillion tons of ice over the past century, with the loss accelerating in recent years. In 2011-2014 alone, 1 trillion tons of ice was lost according to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters. Most of this loss came from just five glaciers melting. If the whole of Greenland's ice sheet were to melt, the sea level would rise by 20 feet.