What should be a wilderness of white ice caps has been invaded by an eerie green tinge so widespread it’s now visible from space.
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Source:AFPWarming temperatures due to climate change have resulted in a spread of "green snow" in Antarctica, the extent of which is now visible from space.New research published on Wednesday from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey showed the first map of these algae blooms, which help soak to soak up CO2 from the atmosphere.
Using data collected by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel 2 satellite over the past two years, they reported the spread of was particularly prominent along the Antarctic Peninsula coast and is expected to increase due to global warming. This is because the slushy melting snow provides the perfect environment for these microscopic organisms to thrive. headtopics.com
More parts of the Antarctic Peninsula will change colour as global temperatures increase, new research showed on May 19, 2020. Picture: Matthew Davey/University of Cambridge/AFP.Source:AFPPhoto taken of green snow algae near Rothera Research Station, at Rothera Point, in Antarctica. Picture: Matthew Davey/University of Cambridge/AFP.
Source:AFPIn their research, scientists identified more than 1600 separate green algae blooms on snow across the peninsula, with a combined surface area of 1.9 square kilometres. They also calculated a total of 875,000 average car journeys worth of CO2 is currently absorbed by the algae colony. Although red and orange algae blooms have also been seen on Antarctica, this was not documented in the study.
Speaking to AFP, plant and algal physiologist from Cambridge’s Department of Plant Sciences, Matt Davey said the increase biomass is “highly significant”.“Even though the numbers are relatively small on a global scale, in Antarctica where you have such a small amount of plant life, that amount of biomass is highly significant,” he said.
“A lot of people think Antarctica is just snow and penguins. In fact when you look around the fringe there is a lot of plant life.” Read more: news.com.au »
Christian Porter resigns as minister
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Mr Porter resigned because he was unable to share further information regarding a legal bill dispute.
Yawn 🥱 It's evolution baby.
Climate change should be recorded on death certificates, doctors argue'Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates,' Arnagretta Hunter, from the ANU Medical School, writes in The Lancet Planetary Health today. npomalley You still peddling ClimateChange crap? 🤪 npomalley And unemployment!!. This person died from personal bias and gaslighting !!...? npomalley It’s claimed that climate change was the cause for the dinosaur population to die out some 66 million years ago. The fact that our population has grown from 1 billion to 7.8 billion in just 200 years,it’s a tough argument to put forth considering the exponential population growth
Radio host Alan Jones sanctioned by ACMA over Jacinda Ardern comments, 'inaccurate' reportingOutgoing Australian broadcaster Alan Jones. Source: AAP Outgoing Sydney radio 2GB host Alan Jones has been taken to task by the industry regulator over comments he made on-air about climate change and Jacinda Ardern. About time! Fire him from radio! Jumped before he was pushed
Climate change should be recorded on death certificates, doctors argueOver the past 11 years in Australia, just 340 deaths have been recorded as being caused by excessive heat, but statistical analysis by two doctors with the Australian National University shows that 36,765 could have been attributed to heat. Stop. Publishing. Rubbish Way to juice the numbers to support your political agenda Oh let's have a national lockdown over summer because of this threat.
Alan Jones sanctioned over Jacinda Ardern comments, 'inaccurate' reportingOutgoing Sydney radio 2GB host Alan Jones has been taken to task by the industry regulator over comments he made on-air about climate change and Jacinda Ardern. I'm sure he's really cut up about that ....... He was a serial offender with no one to stop him including the industry regulator. I for one is glad that he is gone. Climate Change is a fraud. Nothing wrong with calling that out. Parting shot from the lefty flog SBS news. What percentage of the Australia population has the same views as expressed by SBS? I'm guessing about 15%. For that number you shouldn't get any public funding whatsoever.
Alan Jones breached rules in Jacinda Ardern 'sock down her throat' broadcastThe media watchdog has found that outgoing talkback radio host Alan Jones breached multiple media rules for his comments about New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and inaccurate claims about climate change in a broadcast last year | zoesam93 zoesam93 Also he’s a pedophile zoesam93 Mainstream media full of inaccurate claims about climate change . . . until they were unable to ignore Wuhan virus any longer and it became the new anxiety narrative. zoesam93 Alan Jones has been removed from broadcasting leave old fool in peace and retirement no more publicity for provocative idiot that poisoned our radio wave.
Government listening to science on both coronavirus and climate change, Angus Taylor saysEnergy Minister Angus Taylor sees no difference with how the coalition has dealt with climate change and coronavirus in regards to listening to scientific advice. 🤣😂😥 Surely more evidence he shouldn't be Energy Minister then. I'm frankly surprised the energy minister can hear anything anyone says given just how far his head is wedged up his own ass.