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Sense of Urgency

June 25, 2007

by Lucky7Star © June 25th 2007

Seems pervasive among scientist as an army of researchers are sent to gather information from/for NASA, The National Science Foundation and Universities across the country… Indeed from nations around the world, converge upon Greenland and the Arctic polar region. There is a sense of dire and urgent duty that grip upon the heart of implications and consequences as lakes in ancient glacial ice field simply vanish. Still Other vast bodies of our great fresh water lakes show some significant signs of tremendous stress… There is a sense now that there is a race against time… A race against all odds that we ill afford lose…  Hope that we have not already lost.

Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting Faster, Study Says

John Roach
for National Geographic News

August 10, 2006

The Greenland ice sheet is melting three times faster today than it was five years ago, according to a new study.

The finding adds to evidence of increased global warming in recent years and indicates that melting polar ice sheets are pushing sea levels higher, the authors report.

According to the study, Greenland ice loss now amounts to more than 48 cubic miles (200 cubic kilometers) each year.

“Significant melting has a significant impact on sea level rise,” said Jianli Chen, a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin who led the study.

The Greenland ice sheet is melting three times faster today than it was five years ago, according to a new study.

The finding adds to evidence of increased global warming in recent years and indicates that melting polar ice sheets are pushing sea levels higher, the authors report.

In other parts of the world Reuters reports on a “Lake Gone Missing”. Posted Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:36am AEST

A lake in southern Chile has mysteriously disappeared, prompting speculation the ground has simply opened up and swallowed it whole.

The lake was situated in the Magallanes region in Patagonia and was fed by water mostly from melting glaciers.

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