Drifting iceberg in Greenlandic Disco bay. Over the last decades the summers on Greenland have been getting longer and warmer.
Near Ilulissat, the driving ice attracts visitors. A climate change spectacle could be called it. If the situation were not so dramatic.
Indigenous fisherman preparing for the exit
The unusually warm summer probably stimulates this visitor to a self-portrait with ice. As long as it can still pile up.
This picture was taken on the 1st of August. You can see huge rivers of meltwater from an ice floe in the west of Greenland. The two holes are called glacier mills, which flush the water into the ocean. The Arctic loses a lot of ice these days.
The Ilulissat Icefjord is located in the west of Greenland. Here you can see a lake of melting ice.
Here, too, a lake of melting ice forms in the landscape.
The Ilulissat Icefjord in July. The unusual temperatures cause the ice to melt even more than before.
A boat with visitors in front of the fjord
These are images of the Operational Land Imager (OLI) of the satellite "Landsat 8", a NASA Earth observation satellite. You can see meltwater on the edge of the ice sheet.
The muddy waters in the Kangerlussuaq region of Greenland
In a few days the first glacier, which is no longer one, will receive a monument. The Okjökull in Iceland has defrosted and thus disappeared. There is a plaque warning of climate change. Meanwhile, the ice masses continue to sweat elsewhere: at the end of July, temperatures reached a record high in Greenland. An area of high pressure from the Sahara has not only brought temperatures in southern Europe to the rise. The heat has reached Greenland these days, where the consequences of climate change are strongly felt. In Greenland, the ice melts much faster than was long assumed. According to a study by the Ohio State University, Greenland lost 280 billion tons of ice between 2002 and 2016 - every year. Not only the glaciers are melting, also the other ice masses on Greenland are threatened. The current heat is accelerating this development. Huge lakes and rivers of meltwater are now opening up in the west of Greenland.