Greenland Is Melting Away


The midnight sun still gleamed at 1 a.m. across the brilliant expanse of the Greenland ice sheet.

Brandon Overstreet, a doctoral candidate in hydrology at the University of Wyoming, picked his way across the frozen landscape, clipped his climbing harness to an anchor in the ice and crept toward the edge of a river that rushed downstream toward an enormous sinkhole. If he fell in, “the death rate is 100 percent,” said Mr. Overstreet’s friend and fellow researcher, Lincoln Pitcher…

Greenland Is Melting Away, by Coral Davenport, Josh Haner, Larry Buchanan and Derek Watkins, New York Times, (27 October 2015)

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