Greenland Ice Sheet Slows Slide to Sea
This report in Science magazine by Roderik Van De Waal of Utrecht University in The Netherlands isn't likely to get much publicity beyond the article in New Scientist:
Much noise has been made about how water lubricates the base of Greenland's ice sheet, accelerating its slide into the oceans. In a rare "good news" announcement, climatologists now say the ice may not be in such a hurry to throw itself into the water after all. Mother Nature, it seems, has given it brakes.
Since 1991, the western edge of Greenland's ice sheet has actually slowed its ocean-bound progress by 10%, say the team, who have studied the longest available record of ice and water flow in the region.