Monday, January 01, 2007

somwhere beyond our imagination

Glacial ice can range in colour from milky blue to white because of trapped air bubbles but occasionally organic material can make it appear green.

With hundreds of tiny islands the peninsula is one of Antarctica's richest breeding grounds for penguins, who have no fear of humans.

The future though is uncertain. Antarctica is warming at the same rate as the rest of the world but the temperature in the peninsula has risen at five times that rate in the last 50 years and 75% of its glaciers are in retreat.


Miao said...

I'm going to sound like a bimbo if I say this but nevertheless:

Poor penguins. Poor nature! I weep for thee. *sob uncontrollably*

Have a great year ahead Estel.

echizen said...

Actually, the temperature of some areas in Antarctica is going down, if I'm not wrong. ^^;;

estel said...

echizen: huh really? i can't really rmb. as long as s'pore doesn't sink & e end of e world doesn't come when i'm still alive, i can be bothered if e world environment is in shatters

miao: haha, thanks! have a great year ahead too!