Global Warming and Climate Change

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  1. Allisiam

    Allisiam Well-Known Member

    "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO

    Published on Dec 14, 2012
    On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.

    Chasing Ice won the award for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the Best Documentary from the International Press Association. It has won over 30 awards at festivals worldwide. Still playing in theaters worldwide.
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    Allisiam Well-Known Member

    Gulf Of Maine Is Warming Faster Than Most Of World's Oceans​


    Credit Kevin Bryant / Flickr CC​

    Researchers studying the Gulf of Maine say its waters are warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans, and worry the rising temperatures will hit New England commercial fisheries hard.

    The study is still in its preliminary phase, and is being conducted by scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. According to their data the waters off of New England’s coast are warming by about a half a degree Fahrenheit per year on average. That gives the region a dubious distinction.
    “The trend we have in the Gulf Of Maine Right now over the last ten years, is about 8 times faster than that global rate,” says Andrew Pershing Chief Scientific officer with the institute.

    The study doesn’t try to predict the warming will continue at this rate, but Pershing does believe that it’s already messing with the Gulf of Maine’s ecosystem. He says southern species like Black Sea Bass and long fin squid are appearing in New England waters, and traditional fisheries are suffering.
    “The decline of the shrimp fishery, I think that’s another one that has a very strong finger-print of warming,” he says.
    Globally, the oceans are warming on average about .1 degree Fahrenheit each year.

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