We are so lucky to have all these great videos from You Tube and Images/Information from Wikipedia right at our fingertips. We can have all the ICE we want in the middle of Summer! Tonight we are going to GREENLAND. We will find out for ourself what this melting Ice looks like. It really does not matter whether You believe in Global Warming or Not. There is nothing anybody can do at this point in time that would result in reversal of Global Warming Effects. (my opinion) No one out of 7 billion people will ever agree on anything on a Global Scale in time to come together as the human species for the sake of the human species and the Earth.
Plan B: Make preparations to live on Warmer Earth!
(Move away from the coasts, for example). Build different buildings to protect from heat and sun. Many things you can do or nothing at all. I have gathered several videos showing the different things going on in Greenland. I found them all very interesting. I hope You will enjoy them also! I do not Thank Everybody enough for visiting the Blog, but I really do appreciate so many people coming from all the different countries. It just feels more like a World Adventure when You are traveling with me on these trips we are taking to see all we can see for free!
Enjoy the Big Chill or the Big Thaw, however You want to look at it!
To me it looks very cold!!!!!!!!!!!
|Anthem: Nunarput utoqqarsuanngoravit(Greenlandic)|
(and largest city)
|Ethnic groups||88% Inuit (including Inuit-Danish mixed)|
12% Europeans (mostly Danes)
|Government||Parliamentary democracy within aconstitutional monarchy|
|-||High Commissioner||Mikaela Engell|
|-||Prime Minister||Kuupik Kleist|
|Legislature||Landsting / Inatsisartut|
|Autonomy||within the Kingdom of Denmark|
|-||Ceded to Denmark[b]||14 January 1814|
|-||Status of amt||5 June 1953|
|-||Home rule||1 May 1979|
|-||Further autonomy and self rule||21 June 2009|
|-||Total||2,166,086 km2 (12th)|
836,109 sq mi
|-||January 2011 estimate||56,615|
|GDP (PPP)||2007 estimate|
|-||Total||$2.122 billion (n/a)|
|-||Per capita||$37,517[e] (n/a)|
|HDI (1998)||0.927 (very high) (n/a)|
|Currency||Danish krone (|
|Time zone||(UTC+0 to −4)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||GL|
|a.^ Greenlandic (Kalaallisut) has been the sole official language of Greenland since 2009.|
b. ^ Danish monarchy reached Greenland in 1380 with the reign of Olav IV in Norway.
b. ^ Greenland, the Faeroes and Iceland were formally Norwegian possessions until 1814 despite 400 years of Danish monarchy beforehand.
c. ^ As of 2000: 410,449 km2 (158,475 sq mi) ice-free; 1,755,637 km2 (677,855 sq mi) ice-covered. Density: 0.14/km2 (0.36 /sq. mi) for ice-free areas.
d. ^ 2001 estimate.
Geography and climate
Scientists who probed 2 km (1.2 mi) through a Greenland glacier to recover the oldest plant DNA on record said that the planet was far warmer hundreds of thousands of years ago than is generally believed.DNA of trees, plants and insects including butterflies and spiders from beneath the southern Greenland glacier was estimated to date to 450,000 to 900,000 years ago, according to the remnants retrieved from this long-vanished boreal forest. That view contrasts sharply with the prevailing one that a lush forest of this kind could not have existed in Greenland any later than 2.4 million years ago. These DNA samples suggest that the temperature probably reached 10 °C (50 °F) in the summer and −17 °C (1.4 °F) in the winter. They also indicate that during the last interglacial period, 130,000–116,000 years ago, when temperatures were on average 5 °C (9 °F) higher than now, the glaciers on Greenland did not completely melt away.
VIDEO LINEUP OF GREENLAND
Institution and the University of Washington will return for their third year
to learn how Greenland’s ice sheet is disappearing. They are investigating glacial lakes, which form atop the ice sheet each spring and summer as returning sunlight melts ice and snow. They have found that as lake grow larger, large cracks can open up at their bases, allowing the lake water to drain in a dramatic surge all the way the bedrock at the bottom of glaciers. The water lubricates the base of the glacier, like grease on a railroad track, allowing glaciers to flow faster toward the coast and discharge more ice to the ocean.
A mass of ice calves from the Perito Moreno Glacier
Major calving events
Greenland glacier calves island 4 times the size of Manhattan, UD scientist reports
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek.
See You Next Time!
Love To All
One more Great Performance
I just found one more Great Video from my favorite Professor Stewart:
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