Thaw, by Timo Lieber

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As Arctic temperatures continue to rise, the ice sheet loses out, primarily, through increased surface melt and runoff into the ocean. But this drives a second, more insidious process: vast azure melt lakes form across its surface and are now spreading further inland than ever before. These lakes rapidly drain through the ice sheet, lubricating its bed, causing the ice to flow faster towards the ocean where it melts and calves icebergs.

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