Tuesday, March 14, 2006

NASA confirms global warming

Satellite surveys of Greenland show melting of the ice sheets is accelerating. What is unique is that NASA is now confirming that this is being caused by global warming.

In the press release, NASA states:
"If the trends we're seeing continue and climate warming continues as predicted, the polar ice sheets could change dramatically. The Greenland ice sheet could be facing an irreversible decline by the end of the century."

Meltwater flowing into a moulin in the Greenland ice sheet.
Photo by Roger J. Braithwaite, The University of Manchester, UK.

Not to be alarmist, but we're in deep trouble in the next century.

It is beyond time for us all to take out heads out of the sand and do something positive to help mitigate the effects of this unavoidable catastrophe. At least in your own personal lives, please do something to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels, purchase fluorescent lights for your home (you can find them for about $1 each), bicycle to work, start a garden, vote Democrat.

1 comment:

Harry Humphries said...

Global warming is the major issue, from past many years we are hearing about it. It is such a big issue that even I have studied about it in my school, college and university. Anything can be an issue, but it can be solved as well, just like some people have issue in writing the assignments, but now they can get this done by Assignment Assistance, same like this one day global warming would not be the issue anymore. Who agree with me?