I haven’t written a ‘global warming’ post in a while, but that doesn’t mean that the issue has gone away. In fact, the evidence for anthropogenic climate change continues to mount. A story appears on the BBC website that might well be a further link in the chain.
New pictures have revealed the extent to which a huge glacier in northern Greenland has broken up in just two years, claims a glaciologist.
Dr Alun Hubbard of Aberystwyth University said he was “gob-smacked” by the scale of the Petermann Glacier’s break-up since he last visited in 2009.
The glacier is 186 miles (300km) long and 3,280ft (1000m) high - over three times the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Last year, it shed a piece of ice measuring 77 square miles (200 sq km).
Dr Hubbard has been researching the Greenland ice sheet for some years.
His team of researchers and scientists from Aberystwyth and Swansea universities have made several trips to the country.
“It’s like looking into the Grand Canyon full of ice and coming back two years later to find it’s full of water.”