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The 3.5 trillion tons of Greenland’s ice sheet that has melted over the past decade has raised global sea levels by 1 centimeter and is heightening worldwide flood risks, new research showed on Monday.

The ice sheet atop the world’s largest island contains enough frozen water to lift oceans some 6 meters globally, and extreme melting events there have been increasing in frequency for at least 40 years.

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