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Greenland Melting (360°) by NOVA

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Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and faster.

If they were all to disappear, the sea level around the world would rise by 20 feet, scientists estimate.

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  1. Erik van Erne zegt:

    10 december 2019 om 19:44 | Permalink

    Climate Change: Greenland Ice Melt Is Accelerating

    Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s.

    The assessment comes from an international team of polar scientists who’ve reviewed all the satellite observations over a 26-year period.
    They say Greenland’s contribution to sea-level rise is currently tracking what had been regarded as a pessimistic projection of the future. It means an additional 7cm of ocean rise could now be expected by the end of the century from Greenland alone. This threatens to put many millions more people in low-lying coastal regions at risk of flooding.

    It’s estimated roughly a billion live today less than 10m above current high-tide lines, including 250 million below 1m.

  2. Erik van Erne zegt:

    18 december 2019 om 13:57 | Permalink

    Melting Ice: The Future Of The Arctic by DW Documentary

    Climate change in the Arctic is fueling not only fear, but also hope. Sea levels will rise and flood many regions. But the melting ice will also expose new land with reserves of oil, gas and minerals. New sea routes are also emerging.

    The melting of the ice in the far north has given reason for great optimism, as newly-found mineral resources promise the Inuit a better life. But international corporations and self-proclaimed ‘partners’ such as China also have their eye on the treasures of the Arctic. Some even dream of a polar Silk Road. As large corporations position themselves to exploit the treasures of the far north, the indigenous people, the Inuit, are fighting for their independence.

    Our film team spent four weeks with a geological expedition to the north coast of Canada – a place where no human has ever set foot before – and were present at the geologists world’s northernmost spring. A microbiologist with them also collected DNA samples that could help in the development of new vaccines against resistant germs. However, the most important resource in the far north is still fish: Greenland supplies half the world with it, yet it still doesn’t bring in enough to finance necessary investments in its underdeveloped infrastructure. And in Canada, the Inuit are also struggling with their government for the right to share in the wealth of their own land.

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