To get a handy view of what is happening in the big areas, Greenland, the Arctic and the Antarctic, NASA have put together a Global Ice Viewer.
You can zoom in on Ilulissat Glacier, which is is depositing icebergs in cubic kilometer denominations equivalent to 9.3 trillion gallons per year - if that sounds like 14 million Olympic-sized swimming pools every 365 days, it is. Or Antarctica, where ice shelves the size of small U.S. states have collapsed in recent years.
It's handy stuff if you want to show time-lapsed examples of change in the ice levels. Example:
- Coastal Antarctic Permafrost Melting Accelerating- But Not Due To Rising Temperatures
- Alaska's Columbia Glacier Should Stop Retreating In 2020
- Arctic Ice May Set Record 30-Year Low Levels Again This Year
- Sermeq Kujalleq- Jakobshavn Isbrae Retreat
- What Responsibility Does The Ocean Have In Greenland's Glacier Melt?