More Green in Greenland?

Okay, I have to admit: a) I’m squeezing by with a mere five minutes to spare in the day, and I feel a need to post to maintain something near an “everyday” quota and b) it’s another global warming thing, but in fact, I think this is pretty interesting.

People have been observing Greenland’s ice layer for some time, and measurements suggest that it’s receding. The interesting thing about the image above (aside from the fact that it inverts the normal bluer-equals-cooler depiction) is that it conforms with predictions about the growth (inland) and decline (coastal) of Greenland’s ice sheets. And—you guessed it—it’s consistent with global warming.

There’s a tricky borderline between data and computational results, but the image above displays the intersection between the two.