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Monday, 18 Feb 2019

40,000 years old landscape appeared after the ice covered it melted on Baffin Island

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News24xx.com - Elimination of glaciers in an ice region in Baffin Island, Canada, makes the 40,000-year-old landscape showed itself. This was revealed by researchers from the University of Colorado. In their research they collected about 48 types of plants to study.

"We traveled to collect many samples for testing using the radiocarbon method" said study leader, Simon Pendleton, as quoted from travelandleisure, on Thursday, February 7th 2019. "This research has to be done, because the plants kept the memory of the surrounding area."

He estimates that the age of these plants are more than 40 thousand years. There is even a possibility of reaching 120 thousand years. Not only that, the magnificent ancient landscape also saves some ancient 'artifacts' related to past life on Baffin Island. Although this news sounds rather fun, but climate change is something we have to take serious.



READ MORE : The story of the only resident of a remote island which gets caught in territorial dispute

In the worst case scenario, the sea level in South Florida can increase from 3 to 9 meters by 2100. Although water evaporates when it's hot, sea level rise is unavoidable, because the evaporated sea water trapped greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. So that it has the potential to return to earth in the form of rain.

The melting ice layer in this study is caused by rising soil temperatures and warmer temperatures around the sea surface. Researchers estimate the increase in water levels varies by an average of 20 centimeters in the 20th century to an increase of 0.33 centimeters per year.

 

 

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