Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scientists, living in the Greenland glacier, report rapidly increasing carbon dioxide in glacial "dead air"


Scientists live in a lab 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland, and wear coats and longjohns to work, in a lab 30 feet below the ice, as they drill down 1.6 miles into some of the oldest ice in the world, in the Eemian Ice Field. They find that the air deeper down has less carbon dioxide, and that the temperature that far north may have risen 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the past 20 years. This is indeed alarming. Here is the second of the MSNBC videos; the first aired Thursday Nov. 19 on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

This is real science, not just “Smilla’s Sense of Snow”.

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