By Henry Pollack Ph.D., Al Gore
a lot has been written approximately worldwide warming, however the an important courting among humans and ice has bought little focus-until now. As one of many world's best specialists on weather switch, Henry Pollack offers an available, finished survey of ice as a strength of nature and the aptitude outcomes as we are facing the potential of a global with out ice.
A global with no Ice lines the impact of mountain glaciers on provides of consuming water and agricultural irrigation, in addition to the present result of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice-a state of affairs that has degraded the habitat of various animals and sparked a global race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic percentages loom, together with emerging sea degrees and next flooding of low-lying areas around the world. A international with no Ice solutions our so much pressing questions on this pending hindrance, laying out the required steps for coping with the unavoidable and keeping off the unmanageable.
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The continental coast defines the geographic boundary, the margin of the Antarctic tectonic plate delimits the geological boundary, and the 60º parallel of south latitude marks the political boundary governed by the Antarctic Treaty. But the climatological boundary, the boundary that makes Antarctica unique, is defined by the abrupt north-to-south transition from warmer temperate-zone water to frigid polar water within the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. It is not unlike the “marriage of the waters” in Brazil, at the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Amazon.
Pollack led a global scientific consortium that reconstructed Earth’s surface temperature over the past millennium, through the innovative use of borehole temperature measurements made in the rocks of Earth’s crust. He has advised the National Science Foundation, testified before National Academy of Sciences and congressional committees, and was a contributor to and member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In addition to respecting his scientific expertise, though, I have also come to know and respect Dr.
But by 1952, Argentina had built a base at Hope Bay on the peninsula, only a few hundred yards away from a British base that had partially burned a few years earlier. When later that year the British returned to rebuild their base, the Argentines fired warning shots over the heads of the British reconstruction crew. These were the first shots fired in hostility in Antarctic history, and did not augur well for a peaceful future in Antarctica. Britain brought in the Royal Marines to protect the reconstruction.
A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack Ph.D., Al Gore