Is the delicate arctic ecological balance rushing towards the tipping point?
Scientists at Norways's University of Tromsø think so. The group issued it's findings on August 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
They say a radical change is
taking place, Ecological foundations are shifting, with existing algae
replaced by warmth- and light-loving species.Algae form the base of ocean food chains, and the change is
While global warming deniers like the Harper Government fiddle, Rome is burning. The unparallelled melting of arctic ice and Greenland's glaciers proves that the heater is on blast. Between 1980 and 2010, the region’s summer ice-free season lengthened by
an average of 3.3 days per year.
By 2050 the Arctic Ocean may be completely ice-free in summer.
One thing is for certain, the future is going to offer significant changes.