2. The opening scene shows the collapse of a massive ice shelf (a floating glacier) in Antarctica. Could this really happen? If so, how might it affect global sea levels?
The article “Melting Ice Threatens Polar Bears ' Survival” by Katie Madan is about the melting icebergs and how it is threatening the polar bears survival. The department of interiors are making a decision on putting the polar bears on the endangered species list, a study shows the Polar bears in beau fort sea region in Alaska and Canada are going to go extinct soon. The bears need there ice as a platform to hunt for their food such as seals or fish, if they cant hunt for food then they will die of starvation thus making them extinct. The population of the polar bears having been decreasing by 25 percent per year. Katie’s purpose for this article was to show people what is happening to these polar bears because of global
In chapter 10, peril at the poles, Flannery (2005) discusses the diminishing and reducing sea-ice in the Arctic region and Antarctica.
It’s obvious to see that global warming is becoming more and more of an issue. What we don’t know is how much global warming is going to affect us in the future. Some people believe it’s a major issue while other aren’t quite sure if it would even change anything or cause damage. When you look at the statistics though, it’s easy to realize that something, like using renewable resources, must be done to slow down global warming or stop it all together.
Warmer temperatures have led to increased melting of glaciers and sea ice, and shortening of
Climate change is one of the global issue that requires multiperspective approach. One of the key cause of climate change is air pollution. Air pollution occurs as a result of release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. There are two key sources of air pollution that should be targeted if the air pollution is to be reduced. The first source is the industrial stationay sources, which include electric power facilities. The other source include automobile, buses, trucks and other vehicles. These two key sources account for the bulk of air pollution. If the climate change is to be addressed, then the first step is to ensure that these two sources are redesigned so that the
Almost anyone who will read this essay has undoubtedly heard of the climate phenomenon Global warming. Global warming is a topic that gets discussed very often nowadays, most notably during political debate and discussion. Politicians use certain stances on global warming to appeal to voter’s emotions and logic in order to gain votes and support for their campaign, however climate change is nothing new, during the past several hundred thousand years the Earth has heated up and cooled down and even experienced so called “ice ages”, which is a period where glacial deposits located at the northern and southern hemispheres have grown due to dramatic global cool downs. Don’t be confused by climate terminology though, the global warming so widely
The earth is heating up 500 billion tons of ice will collapse. Then one and a half feet of sea level will rise and then the water would move 150 feet inland in Florida. If this keeps up the world will slowly but surely heat up. Without humans trying to help the environment the world could flood. Some of the problem is Human responsibility and how it is ruining the earth and how the environment and nature will fall because of Global Warming.
The article, “Melting Glaciers blamed for subtle slowing of Earth’s Rotation,” by Will Dunham, talks about how the melting of glaciers appears to be slightly slowing down the Earth 's rotation. Also about how the melting of glaciers are due to the world 's temperatures. At the beginning of the article William Dunham states that the driving force behind the discernible change in the Earth 's rotation is measured by satellites and astronomical methods. Also that the global sea level rise is fuelled by an influx of meltwater into the oceans from glaciers. A geophysicist, Jerry Mitrovica, explained more on this problem when he said, “Because glaciers are at high latitudes, when they melt they redistribute water from these high latitudes towards
Arctic ice reflects 80 percent of the sunlight back into space. As sea ice melts there will be more sunlight hit the ocean which increase the temperature of the ocean and cause raise of sea level. Satellite observations show that Arctic sea ice concentrations have significantly decreased over the last 25 years. Submarine observations also suggest that the Arctic ice pack has thinned dramatically in the last 20 to 30 years. As the sea ice melts the sea level increase. Sea level is now rising by 3.1mm per year. At this pace, more than 2.5 m sea level rise by 2040.
One of the biggest problems facing us now is global warming. It not only affects animals and plants but also the human population, which is indeed scary (Markham). Rising sea levels and higher temperature, dangerous rainstorms and droughts are going up commonly. When the temperature increases, the ice will melt at the North Pole. This result leads to the effect that sea levels
Global climate change constitutes arguably the single most important threat to mankind. From the onset of the industrial revolution, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), including carbon dioxide (CO2) have increasingly built up in the atmosphere, causing the climate to warm up slowly but steadily (IPCC, 2014). NASA predicts that 2016 will mark the hottest year on record. The effects of global warming are ubiquitous: Greenland’s glacier and the Arctic ice cap are melting, ocean levels are rising, occurrences of extreme weather are increasing, including hurricanes and areas of either intense drought or flooding. Collectively, these changes and their direct consequences are an imminent danger and they directly affect other urgent issues humanity is
Attention-getting device: The sea levels would raise approximately 28feet if all the Ice on Greenland melted but did you know that the maximum point in Florida is 35 feet? Regrettably for most of us, the maximum points in Florida are way far to the north. That means that we will all be
The effects of the climate change are undeniable in the scientific research. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other meteorological organizations measures the temperature of the earth on the daily basis and has indicated the potential increase. Furthermore, the dramatic decline in ice and glaciers in the North and South Pole verify the rising temperature and its impact on the sea level. It should be noted that from last decade, the sea level has been increased due to melting of the ice that ocean currently pose a threat (Shrestha, Babel, & Pandey,
Climate change is a change in global or provincial climate that changes over a time span of many years. Weather can change in just a few hours, But Climate change takes hundreds or even millions of years to change. Climate change is happening all around us. Whether it is the global temperature rise or the melting of the polar ice caps, it is happening.