Friday, November 06, 2009

Financial Times: Greenland is Warming

If you'd have told me 15 years ago that we'd be seeing stories like this about global warming in the Financial Times, I'd have asked what you'd been smokin'.

And yet here we are:

Jacqueline McGlade, director of the European Environment Agency, says: “The amount of ice that is being lost is far more than we thought. Greenland is warming faster than the computer models predicted, and that is a worry.” The Arctic has warmed at three times the rate of the rest of the world in the past 100 years, and temperatures continue to rise. Ola Johannessen, chief of Norway’s Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, has worked on ice for more than 30 years. He has never seen anything like the current situation. “There is no doubt that what we are seeing is the result of global warming. The glaciers are moving faster. Ice is being lost from the Greenland ice sheet, and that will raise sea levels.”

Watch the video -- it's a breathtaking piece. 

Email this to as many people as you can.  Credible, concrete stories like this really help the message stick...


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