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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Arctic explorers hit by April rainshowers!!

According to the article entitled, "Arctic explorers get unpleasant rain surprise", which I found at the
following website:http://www.worldbulletin.net/news_detail.php?id=57706,


"British explorers in Canada's Far North reported on Tuesday that they had been hit by a three-minute rain shower over the weekend!!
The rain fell on the team's ice base off Ellef Rignes island, about 3,900 km (2,420 miles) north of the Canadian capital Ottawa!!
"It's definitely a shocker ... the general feeling within the polar community is that rainfall in the high Canadian Arctic in April is a freak event," said Pen Hadow, the team's expedition director.
"Scientists would tell us that we can expect increasingly to experience these sorts of outcomes as the climate warms," he told Reuters in a telephone interview from London..

The Arctic is heating up three times more quickly than the rest of the Earth. Scientists link the higher temperatures to the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming."
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Ellef Rignes island is the island which shows up as dark green the following map:
source of map:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fa/Ellef_Ringnes_
Island.svg/668px-Ellef_Ringnes_Island.svg.png

As you can see by the map, this island is located in the Arctic Ocean, yet rainshowers
occurred there! If this isn't a excellent illustration that climate change is happening,
even in the far north,then nothing is!

In 1965 this is what the same island looked like in April of that year!!
You will have to click on the link to view the image as the image is copyright:
In 44 years dramatic changes have taken place to the Arctic climate!


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