It looks like once again global warming is not just true but surprising everyone at an alarming rate. To all conspiracy theorists and doubters out there it is becoming an easier topic to debate. Almost a decade ago, there was a denial on earth's glaciers ever melting. Today, you can find hundreds of articles proving this theory wrong. It already is being reported that seventy percent of west Canada's Glaciers could be gone by 2100, and if we make the calculations that is in 85 years from now. This would mean that our children will only be reading and viewing photos about what once was Glacier. Or perhaps becoming like an Atlantis.
The world is breaking temperatures, take for example Summer of July 2015, it is being the recorded as the hottest month ever according to NASA.Another theory of why the glaciers are melting at an alarming rate is to blame the underground hidden volcanoes.
I am sure that there are so many other contributing factors that are enhancing the glacier's melting speed. The truth is that studying the glaciers rapid melting pace cannot justify anything once it is gone. As scary as all this sounds, one cannot ignore these events. With the most recent event begins
with a name and a date. Its name being Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier, its date being August 2015.
|The Image above posted on Artic Sea Ice Blog on August 14, 2015|
Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier
For those of you who are unfamiliar Jakobshavn Isbrae is the world's most dynamic glaciers and it is Greenland's fastests-moving glacier.
NASA reported that :
Since 2000, Greenland has lost some 739 gigatons of ice, and approximately 30 percent of that loss came from Jakobshavn and four other glaciers. ...Jakobshavn has contributed one millimeter to sea level rise between 2000 to 2011 from calving events like this one.
NASA also reported a calvin event back in May 2014 going back more than a century of observation.
Goddard glaciologist Kelly Brunt, explained the May 2014 event to a " trend that goes back more than a century. Jakobshavn receded more than 40 kiometers (25 miles) between 1850 and 2010," Kelly Brunt also pointed out that in the "summer of 2012, Jakobshavn accelerated to speeds not seen before surging at a rate of 17 kilometers ( 10 miles ) per year." Because of its premature chunk of ice loss to the glacier, the statistics of just how many kilometers it has lots is not yet being recorded.
But one thing is for sure, the newsmedia like Washington post and the Weather Network are already reporting this event as a historical ice loss to sea.
Sea Level RiseThe Jakobshavn glacier alone will contribute to sea level rise "than any other single feature in Northern Hemisphere. Just how much has our sea level has risen is one to speculate. But I am sure that sooner than later the results will change probably even before we hear it in the main stream media reports.
Another Glacier called The Thwaies Glacier, will increase global sea levels by 1 to 2 meters.
It is just a matter when.
The 2002 Documentaries listed below are over a decade old and back then scientists were shocked to find out that an Antartic ice shelf the size of Manhattan could collapse in less than a month.
Related Glaciers Video
On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. It is probably one of the largest watched views on Youtube.
(Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:18 PM) Canada's Glaciers could be gone by 2100 The Weather Network
Underground-Glaciers Contributing to Glacier Melt in Antartica http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/underground-glaciers-contributing-to-glacier-melt-in-antarctica/29260/, The Weather Network
Artic Sea Ice Blog
The weather Network
Earth's Observatory (June 11, 2014) Retreat of Jakobshavn Glacier
Earth's Observatory (August 14, 2015), Ice Loss From Jakobshavn
University of Washington (2014, February 3) Greenland’s fastest glacier sets new speed record. Accessed August 19, 2015.
Arctic Sea Ice Blog (2014, June 5) Jakobshavn calves a(nother) big one. Accessed June 9, 2014.
Enderlin, E. et al. (2014, February 7) An improved mass budget for the Greenland ice sheet. Geophysical Research Letters.Accessed June 9, 2014.
Joughin, I. (2014, February 3) Brief Communication: Further summer speedup of Jakobshavn Isbrae. The Cryosphere. Accessed June 9, 2014.
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