Summer has officially ended in New Zealand, and we had some hot days.
There is no doubt that the Earth is getting hotter, and we see this most clearly at the poles.
Up in the North Pole, the Arctic, ice hit record daily lows in January and scientists predict that the region may be ice-free by the summer of 2030 and totally ice-free by 2050. Things are so bad up there, that scientists are seriously considering wild plans such as buying 10 million fans to cool the place.
Unfortunately, things aren’t much better at the South Pole.
Scientific American recently reported on the massive crack that’s appearing throughout Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf, “Larsen C”.
Larsen A and B collapsed in 1995 and 2002 respectively. When Larsen C goes, scientists believe that it will raise global sea level as much as a centimeter.