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Climate and global warming


Greenland has arctic climate and permafrost. The temperature seldom rises above 10 degrees in the warmest months of the year, and during winter the temperature is between minus 10 to minus 20 degrees on an average.
The coldest temperature ever measured in Greenland was minus 70 degrees. This was measured in the middle of the inland ice in the 1950ties. In July 1990 a temperature of 25.5 degrees was registered in Kangerlussuaq, which is the highest temperature to be measured in Greenland in the last 55 years.
During the past decades there has been an increasing focus on the consequences of global warming in Greenland. The Polar Regions are among the areas in the world, where global temperature changes are most noticeable. This means that the Greenlandic ice sheet is melting much faster than previously, and this increases the chances of flooding globally.

In July 2012, a very unusual weather event occurred on the Greenlandic ice sheet. For a few days, 97 per cent of the entire ice cap indicated surface melting.

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Photo: Maja Biilmann