Ice shelves that have lived for more than 10,000 years are disintegrating rapidly – in 6 weeks or less. U-M professor Jeremy Bassis is exploring how global warming is effecting glacial calving, and what impact these events will have on the rise of sea level.
ABOUT THE PROFESSOR: Jeremy Bassis is an assistant professor in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences department at the University of Michigan. His research involves studying the often complicated array of dynamic processes that affect the evolution of ice sheets and glaciers and how they interact with and respond to past, present and future climate change.
Has anyone looked into the theory that by extracting oil and gases that insulate us from the earths hot core, we are in essence cooking ourselves from the inside out?
Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out if the combined effect of atmospheric warming and core warming was exponential rather than liner. We may be in a melt down that’s out of control. This problem may not have a simple solution.