23 May '11, 6am

Understanding Melting Glaciers and the Oceans

Understanding Melting Glaciers and the Oceans

“Freshwater entering the ocean from melting ice-sheets can weaken the climate controlling part of the large-scale ocean circulation, with dramatic climate change as a consequence,” explains co-author Dr Mattias Green, a Senior Research fellow at Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences. “During the period of our study, the global temperature dropped by up to two degrees over a few centuries, but changes were not uniform over the planet, and it took a long time for the climate to recover after the ice sheets had melted completely.”

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/05/23/understanding-melting-gl...

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