Change Comes to the Arctic: A Photographic Journey

12/8/09

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Greenland The result is easy to see. Thanks to that meltwater and to the even bigger impact from warming seawater getting underneath glacier snouts, the Greenland ice is rushing towards the sea, calving monster icebergs. The 3-kilometer-wide Jakobshavn glacier is the greatest of Greenland’s ten ice streams. In 1992, the glacier was moving at a steady 5.6 kilometres a year; by 2003, it was roaring along at 12.5 kilometres a year. All that ice could raise sea levels three feet by the end of the century.

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.