We all know about the temperature rise of the planet, we’ve heard it over and over and it seems like something we don’t pay attention to its true meaning anymore. However, a quick look at Greenland and its changing environment makes the heating up of the world just that much more obvious.
The great Arctic continent is melting down before our eyes and for this reason, Dr. Laurence Smith and his team went up there, to show us what is really wrong. The team of researchers is undergoing a great danger in being in a very unfriendly are for inhabitation. But being there, they are able to produce the most outstanding evidence of the temperature rise there ever was.
Dr.Smith is the head of the geography department at UCLA and he believes that making calculations over one’s computer is not the way scientists can help protect the environment. The geographer supports a hands-on approach to research and this is why he took his team there. Being on field, the researchers can produce incredibly more accurate data about the rate of ice melting, and therefore be able to plan specific ways to battle it. Also, the evidence is hopefully strong enough to make people aware of why measures need to be taken.
This video, as it is visual, is way more effective in showing this evidence.