Greenland: man has changed the environmental characteristics


A recent study looked at how humans have changed Greenland . The changes in him are so profound that whales and humpback whales have migrated there, previously a place inhospitable to them. It has been highlighted how the environmental conditions of the eastern waters of the island are the ones most prone to proliferate life. A sudden change that has made Greenland a settlement capable of welcoming life , whereas before it was only full of ice. A passage from one ecosystem to another at the hands of man. Thus, the more human beings negatively affect the ecosystem, the more we pass from an intact ecosystem to a degraded one.


An example is also the Aral Sea which is linked to the case of Greenland. It is a sandy lake where there was once water. Global warming has led to a drastic reduction in the water level of the lake and an increase in salinity with the consequent collapse of the lake ecosystem. Also for Greenland, global warming is leading to a rise in water temperature and the melting of the ice in the area. Here humpback whales, fin whales, bluefin tuna and other marine mammals are migrating there finding a settlement of life. Orcas, pilot whales, narwhals, walruses have also been sighted. In short, an environmental change that researchers define as irreversible “regime change”.

  • Ice gives way to whales and humpback whales: this is how man changes Greenland (


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