Study: Greenland glacier melt less than feared

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Sea level rises triggered by Greenland's melting glaciers will be far less severe than previously thought, new computer modeling suggests.

European and U.S. researchers predict the impact on sea levels from the island's melting glaciers could be as little as 7 percent of previous projections of about 20 inches.

The "state-of-the-art ice-flow model" calculates that melting ice from Greenland's 50-odd glaciers will raise sea levels by between 40mm and 85mm by the end of the century.

Click here for the study by the international weekly journal of science, Nature, and click here for an analysis report by The Australian.

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