When the Greenland ice sheet went into a record meltdown in the summer of 2019, it raised a very terrifying spectre of the future. Here was a quickening pace since the 1980s”melting in a way scientists didn’t expect to happen for decades.
During the Cold War, the US Army studied the feasibility of launching ballistic missiles from within Greenland’s ice sheet. When the project was done, engineers buried biological, chemical and radioactive waste in the ice thinking it would be preserved for eternity. Shame they didn’t know about global warming.