ice thaw NASA photoGreenland’s ice seems less vulnerable than feared to a runaway melt that would drive up world sea levels, according to a study showing that a surge of ice loss had petered out.

The discovery of fluctuations casts doubt on projections that Greenland could be headed for an unstoppable meltdown, triggered by manmade global warming.

Fluctuations in ice melting over time in Greenland may mean that the trajectory towards a complete melt is less direct than previously thought.

(READ the story in the CS Monitor)