Skip to comments.The sun rises two days early in Greenland, sparking fears that climate change is accelerating
Posted on 01/14/2011 5:48:20 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
The sun over Greenland has risen two days early, baffling scientists and sparking fears that Arctic icecaps are melting faster than previously thought.
Experts say the sun should have risen over the Arctic nation's most westerly town, Ilulissat, yesterday, ending a month-and-a-half of winter darkness.
But for the first time in history light began creeping over the horizon at around 1pm on Tuesday - 48 hours ahead of the usual date of 13 January.
Thomas Posch, of the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Vienna, said that a local change of the horizon was 'by far the most obvious explanation'. He said as the ice sinks, so to does the horizon, creating the illusion that the sun has risen early.
This theory, based on the gradual decline of Greenland's ice sheet, is backed by recent climate studies. A report by the World Meteorology Organisation shows that temperatures in Greenland have risen around 3C above average over the last year.
It also reported that December was much warmer than usual with rainfall instead of snow recorded for the first time in Kuujjuaq since records began.
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Sooo, after 700 years the Vikings will be able to move back?
Weather is not climate. There’s a couple feet less snow on the mountain in Greenland. It’s in England.
global warming now makes the sun rise?
Brett Favre will come out of retirement to be there.
Bizarre, but, if you read the bible the sun has done weird stuff in the past. Very interesting.
They can take Brett Favre with them.................
“for the first time in history”?
Who was recording the date just 60 years ago not to mention 600 years ago...
Sounds like dust from some storm bent the sun’s rays and allowed a glimmer of light to be seen earlier than normal.
Sounds more like an axis shift and that would be a normal wobble that spinning objests do every so often, like a childs spinning top. Kind of hard to blame that on human activity so as to get rich and would also cause some climate changes.
My goodness, this is the height of stupidity!! Global warming is now responsible for a change in the orbit of the earth? Or more properly, is it actually responsible for the locals’ finally recognizing what the sun has been doing for time immemorial?
I don’t understand how orbital mechanics is altered by increased levels of CO2. It seems to me the cause and effect should be the other way around.
What they’re saying is that the horizon is lower. On land it isn’t possible but they’re talking about a horizon made of ice.
Personally I’d be thrilled.
Climate Change Believers, the modern day equivalent of the flat-earthers and the Salem Witch Trials.
The atmosphere lets you see stars about 6 degrees below the horizon. I wonder if something could affect that.
Based on this assumption, global warming has sped up the earths rotation and orbit around the sun.. if this continues I’ll be growing older faster.
Seems the same tactics are being used in desperation to promote Global Warming, or try to fan back to flame the spark that is still glowing of the AGW scam that the Leftists are using to denigrate the right over the Tucson shooting event.
It might even be in the top 5.
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