Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Disko Bay

This blog is dedicated to the new endeavor. Will try and upload the quotidians with images as often as possible as well as any other inspirations I come across on the subject. I hope you'll join me in sharing your insights and ideas on the subject.

So what's Disko Bay? Disko Bay is in Greenland, which is home to the world's largest ice sheet after Antarctica. The icebergs in the bay are steadily growing smaller and floating into the sea. Instead of the towering mountains they once were, they now remain low and fragile and break apart. The fishermen always remembered the bay to be frozen. In recent years however, there has been open water in the bay all year long.

Disko Bay, Greenland
Image Source: www.walpaperstock.net
While sea ice reflects sunlight, water absorbs it. The disappearing of great stretches of sea ice results in decreasing of the earth's reflectivity and amplifies human-induced global warming, sending us closer to catastrophe.

Disko Bay, Greenland
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I'm sure you've experienced distinct weather changes in the past few years. While we were in Atlanta it snowed more often than it ever used to. Off-course it was pretty. But then it is also alarming.

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