Skip to comments.Coronavirus puts Arctic climate change research on ice
Posted on 04/12/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Every year, 150 climate scientists fly far into the wilderness and bore deep into Greenlands largest glacier. Their work is complicated and important. The EastGRIP project is trying to understand how ice streams underneath the glacier are pushing vast amounts of ice into the ocean, and how this contributes to rising sea levels. But this year the drills will be silent. The ice streams will go unmeasured.
The reason is the coronavirus. The fallout from measures to contain the outbreak have made the research impossible. Greenland is closed to foreigners. Its government is worried any outbreak could be particularly dangerous to its indigenous population and rapidly overwhelm its health services.
Even if the country were open, it just isnt practical to bring an international team of scientists together, 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away from the nearest airport, in case one of them is sick. The transport planes that normally fly in the teams and resupply them have also been grounded. Nobody wants to be responsible for bringing small, isolated communities into contact with the virus.
The scientists are missing out on a lot. They were hoping to complete the 2,660-meter (8,727-feet) hole they have been drilling for the past five years, and finally access the ice streams theyve been hunting for.
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I could probably come up with at least 150 democrats to put on the boat.
Coronavirus is the new global warming. Remember all those news articles that hit one after the other a few years ago?
“Do you choose celery over a pickle? Did you know you are destroying the planet?”
We are now seeing everyone trying to outdo each other in this insane “flatten the curve” BS.
Wait a minute-—arctic——ice? I don’t understand. Is there any?
there is anecdotal evidence of ice, but no proof
The phony crisis has to take a back seat to a real one.
You didnt see that recent documentary? There was one recently explaining that the reason viruses are so bad now is because of global warming!
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