The fate of greenland documents greenlands warming with dramatic color photographs and investigates episodes in greenlands climate history for clues about what happens when climate change is abrupt rather than gradualgreenlands climate past and present could presage our climate future. Earth also shows north south switches that follow the millennial scale changes in greenland so any explanation of the abrupt climate changes recorded in greenland ice must take into account the widespread nature of abrupt climate change this is where the north atlantic sea ice comes into play. Largely based on studies of ice cores from greenland this book describes recent research that shows abrupt climate changes during the younger dryas known as dansgaard oeschger events unfortunately the first half of the book is largely descriptive and uses vague terms such as climate reversal making it hard to follow. The item the fate of greenland lessons from abrupt climate change philip conkling et al photographs by gary comer electronic resource represents a specific individual material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in boston university libraries. Greenlands climate past and present could presage our climate future abrupt climate change would be cataclysmic the melting of greenlands ice shelf would cause sea levels to rise twenty four feet worldwide lower manhattan would be underwater and floridas coastline would recede to orlando
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