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  Greenland ice is melting quicker
Updated 29 July 2004, 17.34
Glaciers are melting in Greenland
A huge ice sheet in Greenland is melting 10 times quicker than scientists previously thought.

Three years ago Nasa reckoned the ice sheet was melting a metre lower each year, but now it could be as much as a metre every month.

If the ice continues to melt the height the of sea will rise, although if that does ever happen it's a long way off.

Experts think a big reason for the melting ice is that the air is getting warmer and warmer.

The rise in temperature has meant people living in Greenland have started to grow things like potatoes for the first time in hundreds of years.

At the moment no-one is sure if the air is going to keep getting warmer or if the temperature change is a temporary one.

Scientists are going to keep an eye on the ice to see if it keeps melting and if the temperature keeps rising.

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