The melting glacier and climate change
Sermeq Kujalleq, also called Ilulissat Glacier or Jakobshavn Isbræ, lies near the town of Ilulissat in West Greenland. It is one of the largest and fastest-moving glaciers in the world. It ‘calves’ more ice than any other glacier outside Antarctica and produces approximately 10 per cent of all calved ice and icebergs from the Greenland Ice Sheet (inland ice). It drains approximately 6.5 per cent of the Greenland Ice Sheet, corresponding to 110,000km2.