The warmest five-year trend has especially affected large areas of the United States, including Alaska, eastern parts of South America, most of Europe and the Middle East, northern Eurasia, Australia and areas of Africa south of the Sahara.
In her talk titled 'Why I became a climate activist', she takes us back to her childhood, when she was perturbed by the fact that something so fundamental (like the greenhouse effect) would be squeezed into a single geography lesson.
Thunberg, 16, and her crew were escorted into a lower Manhattan marina at about 4 pm, concluding a two-week crossing from Plymouth, England. Hundreds of activists gathered on a Hudson River promenade to cheer her arrival.
Now 16 years old, Thunberg has collected numerous awards, been named Sweden's woman of the year and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Time magazine included her in its 100 most influential people of 2019.
Greenland contains enough ice to make world sea levels rise by 20 feet if it were all to melt. In a single day this month, it lost a record 13.7 billion tons (12.5 billion metric tons) by one estimate.
The thawing of the permafrost — along with other changes triggered by global warming — is reshaping this incredibly remote region sometimes called the Kingdom of Winter. It is one of the coldest inhabited places on earth, and huge; Yakutia, if independent, would be the world's eighth-largest country.
While the study focused on one tidewater glacier, the new approach should be useful to researchers who study melting at other tidewater glaciers around the world, which would help to improve projections of global sea level rise.