"Greenland Losing Ice Fast, But Not Runaway Pace"
"Greenland's glaciers are hemorrhaging ice at an increasingly faster rate but not at the breakneck pace that scientists once feared, a new study says."
"The loss of ice from the glaciers that cover the island is about 30 percent faster than it was a decade ago, researchers said. That means Greenland's contribution to future sea level rise would be about 4 inches by the year 2100 if ice loss doesn't speed up much more, a study author said.
That may not sound like much, but when other causes of sea rise around the globe are added, the total could still be about 3 feet by the end of the century, researchers said.
'Glacial pace' is not slow anymore,' said study author Twila Moon, a glacier researcher at the University of Washington.
At the same time, 'some of the worst-case possibilities that we had imagined are not coming true at this point,' Moon said. 'So it's not good news, but it's not bad news.'"Source: AP, 05/04/2012