Alarming Melt Down: Global Warming Set to Destroy ‘White Continent’

A penguin dives from an ice block

Climate change and the ozone hole have led to a dangerous increase in temperatures in some areas of Antarctica, which might bring crucial and irreversible consequences.

“The temperature increase in Antarctica is uneven. Over the past 50 years, significant changes in temperature have been recorded in some eastern regions of the continent. However, in some parts of the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists noticed a rise in temperatures by nearly 2.5 degrees Celsius. This situation is extremely unpleasant,” Rodolfo Sánchez, a member of the Argentine Antarctic Program, told Sputnik.

According to Sánchez, global warming plays a crucial role for the continent, as it directly affects the Antarctic ice shield.

“The reduction of ice weight can lead to profound changes in the structure and dynamics of the Antarctic ecosystem. Given that Antarctica borders all the world’s oceans, the melting ice might affect other nearby ecosystems and even some coastal cities,” explained Sánchez.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions also pose a threat to the continent.

As the scientist explains, the process of CO2 entering the atmosphere leads to the ocean souring as the gas is partially dissolved in the sea water and then transformed into carbonic acid.

“Antarctic waters are particularly susceptible to this process, since the CO2 dissolves more easily in ice water. This process can also lead to a serious imbalance in Antarctica’s ecosystems,” Sánchez told Sputnik.

One of the key tasks that ecologists face is to determine whether human activity is the main culprit behind global warming.

“Ice samples give us valuable information regarding the concentration of greenhouse gases in the past. Thus, we can determine past temperatures present on the continent. We can then analyze the air composition contained in Antarctic ice as at the moment of its formation; these bubbles have been completely isolated from the outside world. After we collect all the results, we can determine changes in the concentration of greenhouse gases in the Antarctic climate,” he added.

Over the past 650,000 years, the concentration of CO2 in Antarctica has increased by 30 percent, while the amount of methane (CH4), a more potent greenhouse gas, has increased by 100 percent.

“An increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases since the mid-19 century has been tightly linked to climate change, meaning that human activity might have an impact on these climate parameters,” Sánchez added.

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12 Responses to "Alarming Melt Down: Global Warming Set to Destroy ‘White Continent’"

  1. Psychopath  September 17, 2016 at 3:32 am

    If my memory serves me right Fetter was quite stormy, and would go on uncalled for rants against people in the movement, like Piper – even when he was clearly a very ill man. Also Fetter was a real dupe for all the frauds that should have been easy to spot – Stephen Nonuke Jones, Judy Shill Wood, Rebecca ROTHchilds, and the 9/11 bathtub BS to name but a few. Not saying his heart isn’t in the right place though.

  2. Tyndale  September 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This article doesn’t feel right. It is not a genuine article? Is it bait?

  3. MaoSayTongue  September 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Global Warming is a total lie. It began only AFTER the US gov’t defunded Gulf Stream monitoring. The reglaciation has already begun! We are in an Ice Age–an Interglacial Period.

    Soros is a liar; Congress is a liar; the UN is a liar.

  4. Edward Dodge  September 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    We’re going into a grand solar minimum, in conjunction with a La Nina. Mini Ice Age is upon us, and it has nothing to do with CO2.

  5. speakout  September 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    The earth is warming up. whether it is man made or natural, can’t be proven yet.

    I have had a theory for years, that because we have been removing oil from inside the earth for well over 100 years now, it is possible that the oil is an insulator from the inner core of the molten interior of the earth. It is the “glue” that cushions the plates and separates the heat. What replaces the space where this oil was?
    They replace it with water which evaporates.

    Therefore the earth is heating up from the inside. My theory.
    This was the hottest year I have experienced in Florida, over 85 since February.

    Time to start using solar energy. The energy put out by the sun in one hour is enough to power the entire earth for years!. The technology is there, the will is not because we are controlled by the oil magnates that have controlled for 100+ years, Rockfellers, etc. Take over the industry and make it owned by the people of the world collectively, not by one person or family. End the monopolies.

    • MaoSayTongue  September 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      The Earth is not warming up. You are a fool.

  6. Garry Compton  September 16, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Well, before heading to Nam I was studying Geology at Wisc and since I spent 33 years in Alaska flying , hunting, fishing and climbin glaciers- my vote is the Polar shift and that will take us out . It is also the reason the US is trying to secure as much property as it can , since real estate is gong to be hard to find after the poles melt . The core of the earth is heating up which is melting the caps and glaciers I used to climb and it is proved by the enormous seismic activity that is happening around the world. The East Coast along with 500 miles around the Mississippi ,California, and Florida will be toast. Read Noah’s flood and Xs it by 2 for this shift. Oh ya – oo dah chee { Good Luck }

    • MaoSayTongue  September 16, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      Since you were in Wisconsin, you must’ve raped an “Angel.” You know, the little boys they bring there to use as Temple Whores? The little boys whose glanses they chop-off INTENTIONALLY?

      My friend, Karen Abel, was one of these little boys–these “Angels.” Hilda Morgan, JP Morgan’s granddaughter, was a victim of thiers as well.

      Karen wanted to be a boy anyway, but they would not let him. They raped him and castrated him. Then they raped hims ome more before he killed himself.

      Before he did so, he left me his statement–and got the other “Angels” to leave me their statements. They sent to my lawyer, Jimmy O’Brien. Hilda Morgan also left mer dirt–on the Titanic and a century’s worth of University of Wisconsin Pederasts.

      Jimmy O’Brien gave my dirt to Barak Obama without my permission. It is why Scalia committed suicide. The homosexuals hijacked my dirt in order to turn the world gay. Barneyfag was one of Jimmy’s lovers, back in the IRA days.

      Dick Cheney is one of the angel-rapists; so was Antonin Scalia. Ever hear of ABEL DANGER?

  7. Pyotr  September 16, 2016 at 10:26 am

    It is close to impossible to ascertain the truth nowadays, though it has been reported that a 48+ degree axis shift has occurred, pushing the Antarctic Sunward and the Arctic away from the Sun: This can be indirectly verified by observing transatlantic airline routes. A Grandaughter of mine flew to Ca a couple of weeks ago, and the route was peculiar (landhugging) in the aircraft left Heathrow, crossed Ireland and followed land all the way, bypassing and crossing Iceland Greenland Newfoundland Canada and finally crossing North America to San Francisco. I can guess the plane was forced to follow land based transponders due to nav difficulties following shift. As well, the entire Solar system is heating up significantly.

  8. Zodiac Scorpion Oct 1975  September 16, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I prefer the Polar shift theory, and the polar shift is caused by a Brown Dwarf.

    A increased gravitational pull from the Brown Dwarf aka NIBIRU is heating up the planet and also causing a polar shift.

    A more interesting theory….and now I gonna put on my “tinfoil hat”?

    A more interesting theory…..

  9. JohninMK  September 16, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Any article like this that contains a photo of a polar bear is automatically suspect.

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