Record late snowpack in Greenland – Millions of shorebirds starving

More than 3 feet (about 1 meter) of snow remains on the ground.

15 July 2018 – Millions of shorebirds usually descend on the Arctic during the first half of June to mate and raise their young. But this year, summer has not arrived.

Instead, a record late snowpack has sealed the birds off from food and nesting sites.

When Jeroen Reneerkens, an avian ecologist at the University of Groningen, arrived on June 14 this year at Zackenberg Station in northeastern Greenland to survey sanderlings, he found they had nowhere to construct their nests. “The tundra was 100 percent covered in snow, and it was a very deep layer,” said Reneerkens, who estimated an average depth of about one meter. “It was a big shock to see the place like that,” he added.

The few shorebirds he did encounter “were just starving,” said Reneerkens.

Other researchers across the Arctic are also reporting unusually late snowmelt this year.

Record Late Snowpack: “A Year Without A Summer” for Greenland’s Shorebirds

Thanks to Jimi for this link


13 thoughts on “Record late snowpack in Greenland – Millions of shorebirds starving”

  1. This can’t be.

    The last I heard, from Al Gore, Ph.D., was there was to be NO MORE Snow up there by now.

    Paging Al Gore………

  2. Check out this video of major hail damage in Russia. You can see crops simply smashed to pieces. Roofs with holes punched in them. Cars have been pummelled so hard that there are dents all over down through the paint to the metal. You can also see that this is a widespread event.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XwNs1y3H9A

  3. “It was a big shock to see the place like that,”

    Say hello to reality as opposed to the lies circulating around centres of warmism where the Arctic has turned tropical and all the ice has melted. Will he learn from it? Probably not.

  4. makes a change from the tundras melting and the methanes going to kill us all i guess…
    bit shit for the poor birds though..
    reckon the “caring” birdybiologists could arrange some fishmeal or something for em?

  5. Also, an article about how hot it is now omits the anomalies and also Southern hemisphere continents like Australia and Antarctica. I wonder why??? I guess we’re left to believe it’s warm there too (or the normal colder than average with more accumulating snow).

  6. Oh well they will not be able to claim that the polar bears are starving, weakened and sick birds in abundance = fat polar bears.

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