I wrote this post for Skeptical Science as a basic rebuttal of the argument “Ice isn’t melting”.
Contrary to contrarian claims, ice is melting at accelerating rates in the Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, and glaciers all over the world. Arctic sea ice has shrunk by an area equal to Western Australia, and could be all gone in a decade.
Ice sheets are beginning to shrink
An ice sheet is a huge layer of land ice. The only ice sheets are in Antarctica and Greenland.
The Greenland ice sheet is losing mass at an accelerating rate. In recent years the ice loss has spread from the south coast around to the northwest.