Thursday, August 21, 2008

Northern Greenland not immune to global warming

Until recently many scientists believed that northern Greenland is immune to global warming but this proved to be wrong as the latest satellite images showed a growing giant crack and an 11-square-mile chunk of ice hemorrhaging off a major glacier. This crack is crack is 7 miles long and about half a mile wide, and as Jason Box, a glacier expert at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University said: " "This crack is moving, and moving closer and closer to the front. It's just a matter of time till a much larger piece is going to break off .... It is imminent."

Southern Greenland already experienced major melting of the ice, and the northern Greenland that looked to be immune to global warming is now having the same problem as global warming phenomenon is now occurring further and further north. This situation will speed up already rapid sea level rise, adding even more negative impact to global climate change.

Many scientists believe this is because of the global warming, and very small number of them thinks (hopes) that this is part of the normal glacier stress. It is difficult to remain optimistic and say that this is the result of the normal glacial stress while this condition has the same pattern of melting glacial ice that was first noticed in the southern part of the massive island and what seems to be marching north as time goes by.

Northern Greenland is not immune to global warming as this gigantic 7 miles long and about half a mile wide crack clearly demonstrates.

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