UN, Humans Causing Ice Caps to Melt
by Alan Harten
October 31, 2008
With funding from the UN’s climate change body, sciences have been plugging holes in present scientific knowledge regarding the variations in temperature at both the Arctic and Antarctic poles.
The team of researchers made multiple temperature measurements in many polar areas. They then fed their results into two very different computer simulated climate models.
One set of climate models assumed that there were no people on the planet and therefore no human affect on temperature changes.
The other set of models took into account the effect of human influence both in the northern Arctic region and the southern Antarctic.
After much number crunching a new model has emerged that shows large differences between the no people, and people models.
The results indicate clearly that human beings are having a significant influence on the melting of the ice caps.
The model that showed the effects of human interaction on the planet, allowing for the burning of fossil fuels and other human only activity, was a very close match with the group’s figures regarding temperature fluctuations.
It is fair to point out that the results were most clearly indicated in the Arctic region where there have been large amounts of evidence that, in particular, summer sea ice is melting at a more rapid pace than ever before.
The result indicates that there is at least some significant effect in the Antarctic as a result of human activity which is bringing about an increase in ice melting on the southern polar cap.
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