Ice sheets in Greenland are melting so rapidly due to high temperatures in the Arctic that the amount of ice melt from Tuesday was enough to cover all of Florida in two inches of water, according to the researchers at Polar Portal. Greenland has lost 18.4 billion tons of surface mass since last Sunday. While not as bad as 2019, this is the third instance of extreme melting in the past decade and the scientists say the area of land melting is larger this time. “In the past decade, we’ve already seen that surface melting in Greenland has become both more severe and more erratic,” Thomas Slater, a glaciologist at the University of Leeds told CNN. “As the atmosphere continues to warm over Greenland, events such as yesterday’s extreme melting will become more frequent.” (CNN, The Hill)