Saturday, April 22, 2017

Canadian River Heads the Other Way

Been busy getting fit recently and working on my first phone centric website BikeTrail.info, that I haven't posted so much.  So here is an interesting environmental story from The Guardian to fill in your time.

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.

For hundreds of years, the Slims carried meltwater northwards from the vast Kaskawulsh glacier in Canada’s Yukon territory into the Kluane river, then into the Yukon river towards the Bering Sea. But in spring 2016, a period of intense melting of the glacier meant the drainage gradient was tipped in favour of a second river, redirecting the meltwater to the Gulf of Alaska, thousands of miles from its original destination.  Read more




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