Discussion Questions: Fastest Glacier
- How fast is this glacier's movement compared to the average movement of glaciers worldwide?
What is the scientists' explanation for the increased speed of the Jakobsavn Glacier? What evidence did they use for their explanation?
Why doesn't the surface meltwater freeze as it flows through the ice to the bottom of the glacier?
This glacier is very far from where most of us live. Do you think it is important for all of us to pay attention to the speeding up of the movement of glaciers in Greenland? Why or why not?