Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry, which is fluent in the concepts of climate change, and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. To help schools craft their Earth Day 2017 events, Earth Day Network has developed toolkit resources specialized to schools, accessible here. Geração 'explorer' 22.04.2017
Informações cedidas pela patrulha do gelo da Guarda Costeira do Canadá, na passada 2ª feira, dia 6 Abril, indicam que há neste momento cerca de 450 icebergues ao largo da Terra Nova, quando poucos dias antes apenas havia 37.
Para além das consequências ambientais, a estranha situação está igualmente a provocar atrasos no transporte de mercadorias, obrigando a desvios de muitos quilómetros e a velocidades máximas de 7,5 quilómetros por hora.
Em declarações à imprensa local, Gabrielle McGrath, comandante da Guarda Costeira dos Estados Unidos, afirmou que nunca tinha visto um aumento assim, em tão pouco tempo.
This March 2017 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard and made by a robotic camera aboard a reconnaissance aircraft, shows icebergs floating near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean (photo above).
More than 400 icebergs have drifted into the North Atlantic shipping lanes over the past week in an unusually large swarm for this early in the season, forcing vessels to slow to a crawl or take detours of hundreds of miles.
Experts are attributing it to uncommonly strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and perhaps also global warming, which is accelerating the process by which chunks of the Greenland ice sheet break off and float away.
As of Monday, there were about 450 icebergs near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, up from 37 a week earlier, according to the U.S. Coast Guard's International Ice Patrol in New London, Connecticut. Those kinds of numbers are usually not seen until late May or early June. The average for this time of year is about 80.
Captain Edward J. Smith went down with the Titanic