"You can't stop it."
- JON-OVE METHLIE HAGEN,glaciologist at the University of Oslo, on an ice island more than four times the size of Manhattan that is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland
"It's like they've never heard of it. "
- SUSAN GUDMUNDSDOTTIR JOHNSEN,Greenland resident, on having to explain to outsiders the location of the island, which is gearing up for eventual independence from Denmark, its ruler since 1721
"There's no reversal taking place.
- JAY ZWALLY,NASA ice scientist, after new NASA satellite data revealed that 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003
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