05 gennaio 2007

Color me stupid, I guess.

"This is a dramatic and disturbing event."
"we are losing remarkable features of the Canadian North"
"Consistent with climate change"
"unusually warm temperatures definitely played a major role."

Those were all quotes from the 'front' of the article.
Hidden within the article, - in the second to last paragraph - however, is this little gem:
"Within days of breaking free, the Ayles Ice Shelf drifted about 30 miles offshore before freezing into the sea ice."
Wait...aren't the oceans getting warmer?
Ice still freezes at at 32 degrees, right? Or has global warming now affected the basic laws of thermodynamics, too?
Dammit!! I knew I should have paid more attention in Physics (?).

2 commenti:

Anonimo ha detto...

Sea water does not freeze at 32 degrees

still Unreal... ha detto...

So what you're sayin then is that the shelf went from a warmer environment "on the shelf" to a colder one on in the open water?
So was it colder in open water, then?