Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Need any more proof about global warming.

An ice island 4 times the size of Manhattan has fell off Greenland and is now it's own island. This is the biggest chuck of ice to break of the arctic ice caps since 1962. This is a 260 kilometer ice island half the height of the empire state building. This shows how that the northern Hemisphere as predicted has seen the biggest increase in temperature, and as predicted is seeing major ice melting that is causing these ice islands to pop up in the arctic. Do we need anymore proof. I think the signs are showing that we need to take action now or if we wait and sit on our hands then enjoy the ice free arctic ocean.

The 260 square-kilometer (100 square miles) ice island separated from the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland early on Thursday, researchers based at the University of Delaware said.
"The freshwater stored in this ice island could keep the Delaware or Hudson rivers flowing for more than two years. It could also keep all U.S. public tap water flowing for 120 days,"
Environmentalists say ice melt is being caused by global warming with Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reaching their warmest level of any decade in at least 2,000 years, according to a study published in 2009.
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1 comment:

  1. Do you really think Canada's political leadership isn't looking forward to an ice-free Arctic? They go the word that there are huge reserves of oil and gas under all that ice and all the Arctic Ocean states, save Norway, are jostling for the right to claim it. Has Harper ever met an oil field he didn't love?


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