News Stories relating to "melt"
Thursday, December 13, 2012
We didn't really know--until now. The ocean, which has risen an average of 8 inches since 1900, should rise another 3 feet or so by 2100, but without an accurate record of where we started, we can't know if the melting starts to speed up or (hopefully) slow down.
On the Climate Central website, Michael D. Lemonick quotes researcher...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
One of the world's leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. That's earlier than the Earth's predicted demise in December of 2012
, but it could be a major cause of it.
In the September 17th...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
NASA doesn't just search for life on other planets
, its satellites also search the Earth for evidence of melting glaciers. Their "IceSat," which uses lasers to measure the thickness of ice, has discovered that Arctic ice is vanishing 50% faster than expected--at a...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
NASA satellites reveal that the surface of Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an unusually large area. NASA has been monitoring the Greenland melt for 30 years, and they're calling this one "unprecedented," partly because it's so large and also because it occurred at the COLDEST part of the country, Summit station....
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
The Arctic is melting
, but not everyone is worried--in fact, it's opening up large reserves of oil and minerals that are causing a "cold rush" by various countries who want to mine the area. It may even lead to a new "cold war:" The US recently...