I was listening to NPR today and I heard about the amplification effect caused by Global warming. One part of me thought about the negative effects of global warming and how bad things could happen. The other part didnt feel the same way..Have you ever felt that when you come across something terribly negative, almost always, there is something very interesting hidden underneath all the negativeness ? For example, when the temperature gets really cold and one is helpless and shivering, I cant help but notice how the body is built by nature to shiver to generate heat. Another example is the baby’s crying. I heard that the baby’s cry is designed by nature to make sure that you cant ignore it or get to sleep. Infact, one of the torture that is used for prisoners is to generate the baby’s cry randomly when they sleep. Okay, bear with me on this one more example… I was just kidding… I hope you get the point.
Anyway, in the Arctic, the polar ice cap melting is one thing. But, it seems to create a temperature amplification as well. The ice caps in the arctic reflect a large portion of light that falls on earth. When the ice melts, it exposes water which doesnt reflect the light as much as the ice caps do, thus causing the temperature to rise even faster. And, all it takes is to trip the temperature to slightly above 32F inorder to melt the ice. Many of you might think, Yeah, Yeah, as if its going to happen tomorrow… May be, it wont happen tomorrow…Day After Tomorrow ?