SOURCE: Popular Science

DATE: September 21, 2016

SNIP: In a paper published today in Science Advances, researchers led by Shfaqat A. Khan from the Technical University of Denmark found that we might have been underestimating Greenland’s ability to bounce back after thousands of years of glacial oppression, which is very bad news for estimates of sea level rise.

That means that Greenland may have lost much more ice than we’d thought. The study suggests that instead of Greenland’s melting ice contributing 10.5 feet (3.2 m) to sea level rise over the past 20,000 years, the Greenland Ice Sheet has contributed around 15.1 feet (4.6 m) to sea level rise.