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According to researchers at the Danish Meterological Institute, the Greenland ice sheet is shrinking at an alarming speed. Nearly ten cubic kilometres of ice melts every day, dumping freshwater into the ocean. The ice sheet plays an important role in cooling down the planet, as 90 percent of sunlight is reflected back out into the atmosphere. Losing the Greenland ice due to man made global warming will rise sea levels by up to 20 feet, disrupt the ocean currents by diluting the salinity and accelerate the heating of the planet.