In case anybody has blanked out the fact that both poles are rapidly losing ice, here is a graphic of the Antarctic ice loss as published by NSIDC
. After years of increases the current loss of ice is massive. This marks a huge reversal in trend that is not only quite unexpected but also extremely worrying. Big ice shelves now have massive cracks and the glaciers behind them are melting into the sea.
This will lead to an acceleration in sea level rise in a few short years .There is no way of reversing the trend.
For some reason this post made me think of the lyrics to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" When will they learn, when will they ever learn? The answer is NEVER. Sigh.ReplyDelete
James Burke predicted this in The Day the Universe Changed, in 1985. The human bubble is bursting.ReplyDelete