Monday, July 24, 2006

Greenland Ice-Melt Speeding Up

The latest research indicates a dramatic increase in the rate of melting in Greenland. NASA research in 2001 was recording a drop in height at the ice sheet margins of 1 metre per year. Now the latest research is recording drops as much as 10 metres per year - a ten fold increase. Sadly, at this rate global warming skeptics will not need to wait long to be proved wrong.

See my previous posts for more information and photos of the melting of Greenland.


2 comments:

Doug said...

I don't believe that there is any serious doubt of the changing nature of earth's climate. The questions about "global warming" are the same as they were just a few years back with "global glaciation" and are related to the accuracy of the predictions of how much change, the proper identification of the agents of change and the degree to which humans can effect these changes. Just keep in mind that these are the same folks on both sides of the argument that predict the weather.

EX-NDIP said...

Starting to look like it did when the Vikings lived there isn't it!!! About the 9th century . . . so not too much cause for alarm . . .