Goodbye Larsen C.
Our children, or if they are mature, our grandchildren, will have the humanitarian responsibility of rehoming 50 million plus people who's home land has been flooded by the end of this century. Think about that, and talk to your politicians about the need to cut green house gas emissions.
The sea temperature today in the northern Antarctica is 10.C. Antarctic is 70% of the world's water. What was solid ice is developing lakes, streams, and waterfalls. Larsen was an important ice shelf holding back a glacial mass from moving into the ocean. If all the ice covering Antarctica, Greenland, and in mountain glaciers around the world were to melt, sea level would rise about 70 meters (230 feet). Today's investigations by scientist showed that even the highest reaches of Antarctica are starting to melt. Don't get cozy about climate change. We aren't doing too brilliant a job of caring for the current world refugee crisis, and it's a pin head to the problem we are leaving our children.
From the New Indian Express
ARIS: A trillion-tonne iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored the growing crack for years said on Wednesday.
"The calving occurred sometime between Monday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 12, when a 5,800-square kilometre (2,200-square mile) section of Larsen C (ice shelf) finally broke away," the Swansea University said in a statement.
The massive ice cube, larger than the US state of Delaware, has a volume twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes. It is about 350 metres (1,100 feet) thick.
"The iceberg weighs more than a trillion tonnes, but it was already floating before it calved away so has no immediate impact on sea level," the team said. It will likely be named A68.
WATCH: The trillion-tonne iceberg snapping off the Antarctic shelf
Nature is beautiful and awesome in her might. The Totten Glacier ( about the size of France) is becoming unstable. Sea level rise predictions just jumped to three meters by 2100.
When I was a child, I thought of the earth as a relatively stable place that humans manipulated.
Now I see earth as a living, breathing, evolving being that has sovereignty over humans. Ultimately we do the earth's bidding.
We can make the journey a tough fight with our mother earth or we can learn to live in harmony with her. http://www.abc.net.au/…/warning-on-tipping-point-fo…/7425362
We need to come to terms with the idea we are custodians not Overlords
Have you read the acclaimed, Australian rural-lit, historical fiction, The Stolen Years Series by Ryn Shell?