Is This Drone Footage a Sign of Global Warming?
A 17-year-old student in St. Lewis, in the provence of Labrador, Canada, caught some pretty amazing footage of an iceberg collapsing into the Northern Atlantic. The student caught the event by sheer luck while playing around with a DJI Phantom Vision 2 UAV, a manually operated drone camera device.
While it’s not unusual for seasonal weather patterns to change the scape of our oceans’ icebergs, this video got us a little worried thinking about the bigger picture. With current rising global temperatures, some scientists estimate that nearly all permanent ice caps in the Arctic could disappear in the summers by 2040. Not only will this dramatically affect many different ecosystems and species, but will also contribute to sea level rising that threatens to displace many people in coastal regions of the world.
Here’s the worst part: While Americans consist of about 4% of the world’s population, we produce about 25% of the carbon dioxide pollution from fossil-fuel burning. Come on, America!
Is this stunning video a warning of things to come?