Receding glaciers and snow-less headlands as the region experiences historic melting due to an unprecedented heatwave.

While Greenland's ice sheets usually melt during the summer, record temperatures have meant a longer and more dramatic melt season. Roughly 197 billion tons of ice from Greenland melted into the Atlantic Ocean in July 2019, according to Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist with the Danish Meteorological Institute. That is about 36 percent more than scientists expect in an average year.

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