Thursday, January 22, 2009

Polar Ice Shelf in Immediate Trouble

We all know that the Polar Ice Cap is a hot topic of environmental conversation due to its rapidly decreasing size due to rapid melting however just a few short hours ago this video was released on YouTube by Sky News out of the United Kingdom detailing that the west side of Antarctica is melting faster than originally thought. This news story has taken two spots on the front page of their website this morning. Certainly, as a small land mass, in comparison to the United States for example, the UK is concerned with what the melting could mean for their shores and island on the whole.

Please pay special attention to the line when the reporter mentions it could collapse in days.

5 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Sobering

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Wow, sure is!

Bridgete said...

I usually try to avoid swearing online. But this deserves an "oh shit."

ginger said...

goodbye coast line and sea level islands everywhere. goodbye polar bears and sea lions. goodbye regulating temperatures in ocean currents...it's been lovely. i'll prepare for the ice age.

waterworld comes to mind.

Jenn said...

I know, this one made me sit up and take notice immediately. Mostly because it is the other one that what we are generally referring to when we talk about the Polar Ice Cap, this is in the south pole, not the north. Something to keep a very close eye on, perhaps we should just move inland now.