We’ve made it a point to signal earth changing events that relate to our 2012 research. As reported here, it appears the sensation we’ve been feeling about our easy Winters and hotter Summers is continuing to take effect thoughout the rest of the world. A reported glacier 4x the size of Manhattan was just separated from its foundation off of Greenland. The last one was in 2010. In a quote from researcher Andreas Muenchow he states:
βNorthwest Greenland and northeast Canada are warming more than five times faster than the rest of the world,β Muenchow says in the press release, βbut the observed warming is not proof that the diminishing ice shelf is caused by this, because air temperatures have little effect on this glacier; ocean temperatures do, and our ocean temperature time series are only five to eight years long β too short to establish a robust warming signal.β
While the reaction is being kept somewhat mild, make no mistake this is due cause for concern.