Greenland gets new islands

There's a newly discovered piece of land in Greenland, according to The New York Times. It's one of the new islands being found around the Arctic as shoreline glaciers melt away. This new island in Greenland was first noticed in 2005. Old maps show it as part of an ice-covered peninsula. No longer.

Cartographers can't keep up. Several new islands in Greenland have been recently uncovered, literally. And there's at least one new island in Norway's Svalbard archipelago.

Greenland alone has more than 27,000 miles of coastline. More islands could be appearing soon. If all Greenland's ice cap melts, the sea levels on Earth could rise more than 20 feet. Last month scientists premiered a video showing Arctic ice melting before 2040. The cause: global warming. And the latest island to be found in Greenland? The American discoverer calls it "Warming Island."


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