In one of those research studies that exposes an area of change that you would have never expected, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey have found that colonies of tiny marine creatures living on Antarctica’s seabed are suffering from climate change as a result of the increase in frequency of icebergs pounding the seafloor.
Throughout the world many areas are facing severe droughts. It is a growing problem that most likely will get worse over the next century. One of the worst hit areas at the present moment is in the Horn of Africa. Drinkable water is becoming harder to come by, as they face a severe drought with little to no hope in sight.
The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami left devastation along the Japanese coast line that is still being felt to this day. But the resultant tsunami also caused havoc in Antarctica, breaking off several large icebergs from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf.
The Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) iceberg can be seen in this July 20th image floating off the coast of Newfoundland, almost a year after it calved off the Petermann Glacier on the northwest coast of Greenland.
More than a thousand icebergs break off southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland from late May to late June each year, earning this stretch of the Labrador Sea featured in the image below the nickname ‘Iceberg Alley.’
A new study shows that glaciers that lose their attachment to the seafloor and begin floating start behaving very erratically. The study, led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San … [Read full article]