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A farewell to ice

por Peter Wadhams

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"Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Arctic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Arctic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done."--Provided by publisher.… (mais)
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A captivating guide to the past, present and
future of 'the amazing crystal' that plays a vital
role in regulating our planet
What is really happening in the Arctic regions of the world -
some of the most mysterious, beautiful, and essential places
on the planet? Peter Wadhams is Professor of Ocean Physics
at Cambridge University and the world's leading expert on
sea ice, having made forty-five journeys to polar regions
during his professional life. This book examines the natural
properties of sea ice, explaining how it is able to act as an air
and water cooling system for our oceans. It gives a brief
history of ice on our planet and explains what is happening to
it now. Using the latest research from the Arctic Ocean, he
shows that change is occurring much faster than previously
predicted. The implications for our world are immense.
Peter Wadhams is the UK's most experienced sea ice
scientist. He was Director of the Scott Polar Institute in
Cambridge from 1987 to 1992 and Professor of Ocean Physics
at Cambridge from 1992 to 2015. He has made more than 50
expeditions to both polar regions, working from ice camps,
icebreakers, aircraft, and, uniquely, Royal Navy submarines
(making six submerged voyages to the North Pole). His
research group in Cambridge has been the only UK group
with the capacity to carry out field work on sea ice. He has
also held visiting professorships at the National Institute of
Polar Research, Tokyo, the US Naval Postgraduate School,
Monterey, the University of Washington, Seattle and the
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla.
Peter Wadhams has been awarded the W.S. Bruce Prize of
the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1977), the UK Polar Medal
(1987) and the Italgas Prize for Environmental Sciences
(1990). He is an Associate Professor at the Laboratoire
d'Océanographie de Villefranche, and a Professor at the
Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona. He is also a
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the
Finnish Academy.
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"Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course of nearly five decades. His conclusions are stark: the ice caps are melting. Following the hottest summer on record, sea ice in September 2016 was the thinnest in recorded history. There is now the probability that within a few years the North Pole will be ice-free for the first time in 10,000 years, entering what some call the "Arctic death spiral." As sea ice, as well as land ice on Greenland and Antarctica, continues to melt, the rise in sea levels will devastate coastal communities across the world. The collapse of summer ice in the Arctic will release large amounts of methane currently trapped by offshore permafrost. Methane has twenty-three times greater greenhouse warming effect per molecule than CO2; an ice-free arctic summer will therefore have an albedo effect nearly equivalent to that of the last thirty years. A sobering but urgent and engaging book, A Farewell to Ice shows us ice's role on our planet, its history, and the true dimensions of the current global crisis, offering readers concrete advice about what they can do, and what must be done."--Provided by publisher.

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