Thursday, 15 Mar, 2007 Environment

Scientist's call upon policy makers on global warming


Scientists gathered at Arctic Science Summit Week, which started on Wednesday in New Hampshire to make up their mind on crucial changes in the North Pole that highlights global warming more than ever before.

Ross Virginia, one of the organizers of the Arctic Science Summit on global warming, pre-opened the summit with a speech that was to make everyone realize the problem of the environment. She asked everyone to join scientific and policy efforts around the globe.

The summit represents a first step for the International Polar Year that is expected to end in March 2009. For this period the environmental experts are going to explore in detail all the aspects of seasonal changes at both poles.

Nowadays no one should feel indifferent about the serious consequences that global warming entails. One of the main goals set on the summit is to consolidate for appeal to policy makers. The latest Congress debates held in Washington, where Bush administration was criticized for inadequate response to global warming danger, showed that there is a necessity for scientific appeal to policy makers. Thus a new committee was called to deal with the issue.

The exploration of both poles will draw the latest technology, including robots and satellites, to make an observation on minor changes in ice thickness. The meetings held on previous polar year sessions were mainly focused on the discovery of Arctic and Antarctic areas, these being largely unexplored. Now scietists pay more attention on taking immediate measures to convey the core of the problem to policy makers rather than proving the existance of global warming.

The Artic Sea melting has struck a warning sign on humanity that can no longer hide from the climate changes. The warming that takes place on the poles is much different from the warming on the equator. Huge amounts of ice that turn into water will alter the sea level with no way back. The succession of the events may be quite dramatic: the first to be affected will be the wildlife on the North Pole and then humans irrevocably.

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