In what experts are calling yet another result of climate change, rain has fallen on the summit of Greenland for the first time in recorded history.
- While the summit -- which stands two miles above sea level -- isn't a stranger to precipitation, it's always come in the form of snow, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. "What is going on is not simply a warm decade or two in a wandering climate pattern," says the center's Ted Scambos. "This is unprecedented."
- At least 7 billion tons of rain has fallen on the summit over the past few days, which is enough water to fill the National Mall Reflecting Pool 250,000 times, Scambos adds.
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