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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 07:15 AM

Political Roundup in the year 2032- toon


Greenland's ice sheet melt: a sensational picture of a blunt fact

Once you look at the colour coding and absorb what it means it is a mapping of potential climate change catastrophe

The Greenland ice sheet on July 8, left, and four days later on the right. An estimated 97% of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12. Photograph: Nasa
This is the most frightening picture you will ever see. The information expressed visually here can be summed up in three words: change or die. So let's take a closer look.

These two juxtaposed images of Greenland are based on observations by satellites monitored by Nasa. The view on the left synthesises their collective view of this inhospitable landmass in the Arctic Circle on 8 July 2012. That on the right shows what Greenland looked like to the same satellites on 12 July, just four days later. A huge amount of ice has melted in an extremely unusual Arctic heatwave.


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HopeHoops Jul 2012 #1

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Fri Jul 27, 2012, 08:34 AM

1. The sad part is that I didn't consider the cartoon to be satire.


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