posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 11:17 AM
"A comprehensive four-year study of warming in the Arctic shows that heat-trapping gases from tailpipes and smokestacks around the world are
contributing to profound environmental changes, including sharp retreats of glaciers and sea ice, thawing of permafrost and shifts in the weather, the
oceans and the atmosphere."
"NASA's Earth scientists think ice is hot - a hot topic, that is. Two percent of the world's water, about 7 million trillion gallons, exists as the
solid, frozen form, second only to the amount in the oceans. NASA wants to know what's happening to our planet's ice, as even small changes in ice
could mean big impacts on the water cycle and ultimately the global climate."
The melting of the glaciers will affect our climate, throwing us back into another ice age.