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Greenland is the worlds largest none continental island and its ice sheet contains the largest volume of ice outside Antarctica, enough if it were to melt completely to raise global sea levels by nine meters. Ice covers over 80% of the island. Temperatures in Greenland have rocketed in a short space of time, having risen nine degrees fahrenheit in the last 60 years due to human induced climate change. This makes understanding the impacts on the Greenland ice sheet crucial. Many scientists are now working to try to increase our understanding of the likely future impacts on the ice sheet if we don't rapidly reduce the amount of C02 in the atmosphere.