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    The lake seemed to stretch on forever as if the mountain was slowly draining into it and creating perfect copy of itself. Halfway across the world from my home in Massachusetts, the wilderness of New Zealand reached out to me. The hours before had been full of adventure as my father and I had trekked to both the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers. The final trip had not even been part of our plan, but as we drove through the quaint mountain town of Fox Glacier a blue sign signaled the route to the reflecting pool of Mount Cook. As we began the walk the vaunted Lake Matheson looked no different from the small New England ponds which had graced my childhood. Climbing the wet wood steps up to what had been coined the “view of views” I was brought back…

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    “Presently, 10 percent of land area on Earth is covered with glacial ice, including glaciers, ice caps, and the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.” (nsidc.org). But, that is changing fast in the modern world. As the temperature of Erath has gone up in the last century. “Averaged over all land and ocean surfaces, temperatures have warmed roughly 1.33°F (0.74ºC) …” (globalclimate.ucr.edu). This has led to many wondering what the possible outcomes for the future of the planet. This is…

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    Robert Mulvaney Summary

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    In the article, “Recent Antarctic Peninsula warming relative to Holocene climate and ice-shelf history,” Robert Mulvaney and several scientists discussed the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula and its relationship to the collapsing ice shelves. They observed that the ice shelves were collapsing which allowed the glaciers to drain ice at a faster rate. The ice shelves that collapsed were at the Antarctic Peninsula which has had the most rapid warming over the past 50 years. Mulvaney and…

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    The Jewels That Mountains Wear Image source: google.com How much ice did you ever see in one place? An ice tray full? A skating rink full? A pond full? A river frozen from bank to bank? That 's a lot of ice. But there are places in the world where there is more. Much more. You know how high mountains are. There are places where the space between mountains is crammed and jammed and packed full of ice. This kind of ice is called glacier. This video simply explains how glacier is…

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    Project Iceworm Analysis

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    A US top secret project, Project Iceworm will be reveal within the next decade. The article, Greenland’s receding icecap to expose top secret US nuclear project,” by Jon Henley states that the US military project, Project Iceworm of 1959 will be uncovered within the next decade due to global warming. Global warming is when earth’s temperature increases gradually over time. When the temperature rises it causes ice glaciers such as in Greenland to melt over a period of time. The ice melting in…

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    Glacial Melting Causes

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    communication). A glacier is made up of fallen snow, which over many years compresses into thickened ice masses and are unique, in the fact that they can move or flow like very slow rivers…

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    According to the US National Park Service: “About ten thousand years ago the last Valley glacier that melted and created a shallow lake, which is Lake Yosemite. Lake Yosemite eventually filled in with silt, leaving today's level Valley floor.” Rocks also make up a lot of Yosemite, as it is mostly made up of plutonic igneous rocks. Granite, granodiorite, tonalite, Yosemite Valley first started forming Eighty to twenty-five million years ago. The causes that contributed to this great formation…

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    Even though people cannot do much, we can all take part in taking responsibility in improving the environment. Ehrlich’s writing urges people to do things that can slow down global warming effects and prevent more harm to ecosystem by showing readers glacier that melt in fast rate due to increased industrialism by humans. Gawande’s article helps me to understand that pollution not only can damage the earth, but pollutions can have direct effects on humans as well. He’s article of “The Cancer…

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    The Tasman Glacier

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    The Tasman Glacier is located in the heart of the Southern Alps, in the South Island of New Zealand. Tasman Glacier is New Zealand’s biggest glacier and therefore is an attraction. However, the Glacier has been retreating due to a number of processes which are operating. For example, between the years of 2000-2006, the Tasman Glacier had retreated at approximately 54 metres per year (Robert C. Dykes, Brook, & Winkler, 2010). The aim of this research was to gain an understanding as to why and…

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    Hudson Valley Ice Age

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    At this point, North America is at its normal position, north of the equator. The glacier that covered the Ice Age was the Laurentide Ice Sheet. Before the Ice Age, there was a valley called the Hudson Valley. During the Ice Age a glacier scraped through the rock, which gouged out 240 meters of rock. The sediments got removed from their previous location and deposited in a huge pile, a terminal moraine in Long Island. The sediments acted as a dam when the glacier melted, which trapped glacial…

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