Thursday, November 20, 2014

Now This Is an Eye-Opener. Greenland Goes Black.

Glaciologist Jason Box of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland is trying to wake up the world to just what's actually happening to the Greenland ice sheet.  He's crowd-sourced a venture to bring these photos to the public. They reveal the extent of dust and soot contamination of the ice fields and how they're accelerating the melt, the water digging crevasses before racing to the sea.

Now, remember, what these photos evidence is a very powerful, mechanical process that is devastating the ice field beneath.  This is an enormously powerful event that will impact the entire world.  You can watch it grow, quite discernibly, probably for the rest of your days.  And, when that happens, it's likely that a lot of what is seen in these photos will already be long gone.


Toby said...


The Mound of Sound said...

I've never seen photos of an ice sheet that so eerily resembled low-angle photos of dried up desert. The almost geometric cracking. It's a bit creepy.