Conservatives continue to deny that climate change is real even as more and more evidence mounts that we are causing irreversible damage to the environment. Now, new evidence has been released that shows major glaciers in Greenland are melting which will raise sea levels, yet the GOP keeps its head stuck in the sand.
As the Huffington Post reports:
Zachariae Isstrom is one of the three main glaciers that feeds into the roughly 373-mile-long Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. Ice streams drain ice from the interior of an ice sheet. Historically, they drain slowly since the streams are clogged with floating ice debris.
But a 2014 study of Zachariae — which drains ice from about 5 percent of the Greenland Ice Sheet — found that because the stream wasn’t as clogged with ice, the glacier was retreating at an accelerated rate, suggesting a kind of downward spiral.
Now, using data from aerial surveys and satellite-based observations, scientists have measured changes in the size, position and shape of the region’s glacial ice and determined that Zachariae Isstrom is “being hit from above and below.”
Scientists say that if the entire glacier melts, global sea levels could rise as much as 18 inches. We don’t have time for conservatives to continue ignoring the world and the reality around them.
For more on this, read the article from the Huffington Post titled: “Rapidly Melting Glacier Will Raise Sea Levels ‘ For Decades To Come’“