Ocean 78 Ice Melting 2 by Marino Chanlatte Painting 40.0 x 30.0 :: With this new series of painting “Oceans’ ice melting” I am calling the attention to the climate change and the global warming effects that are happening. We need to do something but not deny the evidence. Some of the thickest sea ice in the entire Arctic with ridges of ice piled as high as 70 feet in some places was expected to be one of the last preserved year-round sea ice cover. But as Drew Kann from CNN stated recent satellite imagery shows that some of the Arctic's oldest ice has been replaced by miles of open water for the first time on record surprising scientists and ice monitors. ""This was the area that was seen as the last bastion where we'd see these changes come last but they've arrived "" said Walt Meier a senior research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center. the loss of sea ice does have implications for the global climate. As sea ice melts sunlight entering the atmosphere that would normally be reflected back into space is instead absorbed by the dark blue of the open ocean further heating the water and the surrounding air. This kick-starts a vicious cycle resulting in even more melting of sea ice and ocean heat absorption. These are some of the consequences of climate change and global warming cycle. Oil on canvas 30 X 40 inches Ready to hang. :: Type: Painting Medium: Oil Style: Abstract Subject: Seascape Tags: ocean global warming ocean ice melting abstract climate fine art Width: 40.0 Height: 30.0 Depth: 1.5 Weight: 15 lbs Framed: no :: All art on Zatista is original and signed. Photography and digital works are signed numbered limited editions. :: Purchases on Zatista are guaranteed by our 100% Buyer Guarantee.