Tiffany Spence in Churchill took this spectacular underwater beluga whale video and the crystal clear water gives us a perfect view of the milky white mammals. This is the time to get in the water with these beautiful animals and see what it feels like to be an Arctic whale. Snorkeling with the belugas is a once in – a – lifetime experience that will stay with you forever!
Even though these fantastic shots by Alex De Vries – Magnifico were from the Canada Day celebration in Churchill it seems fitting to post these in honor of the fourth of July in the US. Happy fourth everyone. Enjoy!
With current studies showing nearly a third of the Arctic’s tundra regions are warming (NASA), research is supporting the current Arctic “greening” is directly attributed to greenhouse gas emissions from human related activity. Research from the study was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change.
The “greening” being witnessed in these areas of the Arctic is being attributed to “anthropogenic forcings, particularly to rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases.” Researchers are seeing a precipitation decline in areas that are not greening to a large extent. Increased usage of fossil fuels as well as fertilizers related to population growth is also contributing to the greening of certain areas.
NASA’s findings, confirms that global warming has been greatly affecting the vegetation in high latitude areas and Arctic greening is indeed an alarming trend.