In the Urban world, little attention is put on mother nature. Becaus it does not make rap videos or get athlete’s attention much, it’s not popular culture. Things will change in a few years as some of these communities ignoring will be flooded out. For instance, this past week the sound of a super huge explosion was heard in the Greenland town, Kusuluk. A small Inuit community, almost everyone in the area was confused about what made the sound. According to CNN however, the answer has now been found. The ‘explosion,’ as many called, was actually an ice sheet breaking away. A piece of frozen wter the size of soccer field and 12.5 billion tons in weight.
Where did it go?
Such a massive iceberg could sink the Titantic 5 times over as it’s bigger than any boat. The pressure it took to make the ice crack could probably rip through houses, cars, and bone. The event isn’t what has everyone talking however. Instead, the issue is how fast Greenland is melting from global warming.
The 12.5 billion tons of ice that broke off the glacier is the most every lost in a single day on record. Although it seems like ‘just water’ to some, this is a costly reminder of how fast the world is warming. The US and Europe’s severe heat waves of 2019, linked to global pollution, are said to be causing such phenomenons too frequently today.
What’s even more interesting to many, the heat waves and desert like air sweeping the globe is not the only problem. The oceans are heating up so much now that water underneath these mammoth glaciers is heating up as well. The ice is being eaten by heat on the top and bottom as if it’s a hot dog in buns.
What will happen if Greenland glaciers melt?
“There is enough ice in Greenland to raise the sea levels by 7.5 meters, that’s about 25 feet, an enormous volume of ice, and that would be devastating to coastlines all around the planet,” said Nasa oceanographer Jason Willis. He continues “We should be retreating already from the coastline if we are looking at many meters [lost] in the next century or two.”
Such a rise in sea levels could mean cities like Miami, New Orleans, and many Caribbean island towns, could virtually disappear. As if pollution and hurricanes isn’t enough, imagine your house just being under water after your first in a new Dream house by the beach.
Go green and recycle now, is the only way human kind will survive these raths. The movies predicting dramatic weather pattern changes may not be as far fetched as some think. See a video below , showing the town of Kulusuk, Greenland.