Friday, September 01, 2006

Global Warming Already Apparent in Greenland

There are many reasons for this agricultural boom, the most important being a rise in temperature. For most people on earth, global warming still consists of little more than computer models and a number that seems neither concrete nor threatening: an increase of about 4.5°C (8.1°F) in the average temperature worldwide by the year 2100. But what this will mean for Greenland is already becoming apparent today. In Qaqortoq, for example, the average temperature increased from 0.63°C to 1.93°C in the last 30 years. This, in turn, has added two weeks to the growing season, which now amounts to 120 days. With up to 20 hours of daylight in the summer, those two weeks make a huge difference.


If they're supposed to get twice the increase, I wonder if that means they'll end up with an increase of 10 C according to our local models. hrm. That's pretty profound.

Right now the temperature for Thule, Greenland would be 55 F (13 C). All day long and through what would be the night, but since its so far north. For Godthaab / Nuuk, Greenland it would be 65 F (17 C). For Sondre Stroemjford, Greeland it would even get a high as much as 67 F (19 C).

Anyone want some nice real estate for sale in inland Greenland?

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