Most of the other photos do the same. The article is high in ‘local color’ but the presentation of the scientific aspects could have been improved. However it highlights how the everyday life of a people can be changed by a phenomenon till now considered a scientific curiosity. The researchers could have used the extensive data and far more explicit maps clearly describing the situation from agencies such as The Snow and Ice Data Center, NASA etc easily available from the web. A more thorough academic understanding of the problem is available through internet sources, but this deficiency is to be expected in an article intended for general reading.Tone: The writer calls attention to the anomalous ground realities of the exotic and quaint place very dramatically in the first paragraph itself by presenting the improbable mix of plants, attracting the attention. The article highlights the effect of the changing weather in the life of the people and its high disturbance potential especially in the local environment calling world attention to take climate change issues very seriously using the magazine’s wide world wide circulation.Limitations and Strengths of the Article/Evidence. An article intended for general reading may not be naturally expected to be scientifically proficient enough to provide a comprehensive understanding of a professional discipline and therein lies its main defects.Some more scientific inputs ,like from the NASA, The National Snow and Ice Data Center etc. Viking Weather and Melt Zone.
CIA fact book Greenland. CIA-The World Fact Book. The CIA. Web. n.d .13 Nov 2010. URL: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gl.html
National Geographic site Changing Greenland .Viking Weather. The National Geographic Magazine. /2010/06.Web. 13 Nov 2010
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Photo Gallery Changing Greenland - Melt Zone Photo Gallery - National Geographic.com.06/2010.Web.13 Nov2010
The Seattle Times Arctic ice caps to melt faster than feared, scientists say.
The Seattle Times .The Seattle Times Company. 7/9/2007 .Web. 13 Nov2010 URL:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003873003_arcticice07m.html
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