Change Comes to the Arctic: A Photographic Journey

12/8/09

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Greenland The melting Arctic will affect us down south too. Up on top of the Greenland ice cap, the ice is melting away. Here a stream of meltwater is vanishing down a small “moulin”—a vertical shaft down into the ice. They are dangerous places: one slip and you’ll never emerge from the ice cap’s underwater plumbing. The meltwater that vanishes under the ice is helping lubricate its slide towards the sea and speeding up its disappearance.

Alun Anderson is a member of Xconomy's board and the author of After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic. Follow @

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  • peppanicky

    Yawn. Another NON scientific warmist attempt to evangelize….

    The pictures are wonderful though….

  • Too bad

    What a shame you weren’t around as the Ice Age (or the more recent Little Ice Age) ended. You could have rung the global warming alarms and ensured that nothing happened to change the Ice Age climate. Come to think of it, you would have been useful during the entire 4.5 billion years of Earth’s climate change history. What a shame, indeed.

  • http://www.gmail.com chazmine

    i hate ignorant actions such as this. great photography though.