Monday, May 19, 2014

Greenland Is A Model For Ocean Waters Rising

Today NASA News Announced that "Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise."

Due to rapid ice loss occurring in Greenland, as well as other glacial formations that are losing mass, the danger that will be posed by that melting, includes an increase in the level of the ocean.

There is a mixed blessing in the glacial departure. One of the benefits is that it is easier for scientists to "see" what was deposited below the only surface we have known in modern times. Because of the ability to get visuals of these now warmer lands, more information can be gathered, and theories can be formed as to how our past and futures meet. 

The bad news about the declining glaciers, is that land mass, or habitat is being lost to mammals and other aquatic life that once thrived and survived in places like Greenland, and Alaska. The loss of land, means the loss of species, and one of those species could well be humans. 

There is a YouTube Video of the Bed topography (the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area."), of West Greenland in the above announcement from NASA News. It shows the geographic and scientific evidence being harvested about how the land lays in Greenland.

"Greenland Ice Sheet research - life in the field" by School of GeoSciences - YouTube

To learn more here are some links that you can go to for further information: 

For more information about NASA's Earth science activities in 2014 (link)

YouTube Animation of the newly mapped topography (link)

Thank you for your concern. Declare world peace, help Mother Earth.

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