Greenland shows troubling effect of global warming
The Kansas City Star
Everyone on the planet should be disturbed by the ice melt taking place on Greenland.
Satellite images from NASA show an unprecedented melting of the ice. The photos taken from space show the majority of the Greenland’s ground covered by ice on July 8.
On that date about 40 percent of the ice sheet had thawed at or near the surface, The Associated Press reported. But just four days later on July 12, the melting had rapidly increased so that 97 percent of the ice sheet on the surface had disappeared.
In Kansas City and throughout the United States’ bread basket, temperatures have stayed stuck above 100 degrees for the high. A heat wave also has done in the ice on Greenland. That’s not good because food and energy prices will soar like the mercury.
But it also isn’t good for the planet because that extra water will diminish the land mass of island nations and shorelines worldwide.
But the added water also will affect weather patterns. We’ve not seen the worst effects yet.
And heaven help us if human activity, which is heating up the planet, takes our fragile ecosystem beyond the point of no return.