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    The Greenland Ice Sheet

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    The world is starting to reach a tipping point with regard to global climate change. In fact, “several studies have suggested that temperature stabilization at or below 2 degrees C above pre-industrial temperatures should be the goal of climate change policy. Warming above this level would likely cause large areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt, would put the West Antarctic Ice Sheet at substantial risk, and would cause widespread disruption to global ecosystems and the hydrologic cycle.” (Moore, 2009) Therefore, the U.S. decision to sign the bilateral agreement with China, another large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, will not only have positive effects for the U.S. but the world. While science is not indisputable not only will…

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    Project Iceworm Analysis

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    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 Greenland is not the only problem. Researcher are also worried that toxic waste will be uncovered and released due to the fact that the US government left all its waste in the camp because they believed that the ice would have kept everything hidden for…

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    Glacier Climate Change

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    Climate Change Glacier ice is the largest reservoir of freshwater, supporting one third of the world's population. Glaciers exist on all continents except Australia and at virtually all latitudes from the tropics to the poles. “How can a piece of a very large ice effect anything?” was my thought before I truly know what glacier is. According to national snow & ice data center, glaciers are made up accumulation of fallen snow exceeds its ablation over many years, and even centuries. The Earth’s…

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    Glacial Climate Change

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    One of the most prominent effects of climate change is the melting of ice. Glaciers and ice sheets are slow-moving assemblages of ice that cover approximately 10% of the world’s land area. By impacting the temperature and precipitation of a precise area, climate change affects the mass balance of glaciers and ice sheets. If the temperature exceeds a specific degree, glaciers and ice sheets will lose mass. One of the finest-documented examples of glacial retreat has been based upon Mount…

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    Eric the Red had traveled twelve thousand miles during all the trips he took near and in Greenland. In the summer of 986 BCE Erik the red wanted to form a colony in the new land he had discovered. He called the new land Greenland. Erik stated that Greenland had a lot of natural resources. He also said to the people that there is a lot of game in Greenland like whales, seals, bears and fish. To start this new colony, twenty-five ships left for Greenland from Iceland. Of the twenty-five ships,…

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    of 25 ships, onboard were around 500, men and women, domestic animals and anything else that they would need to start a new country. Unfortunately, of the 25 ships only 14 made it to the green land. It was here that Erik the Red would established a chieftain's seat of power at what is now Qassiarsuk in Southern Greenland. It is widely believed that Erick the Red visited Norway in around 1000 where he was then converted to Christianity by Olaf I. Around 500 years before Christopher Columbus…

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    Jared Diamond spends the prologue of his novel, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed”, explores the demise of communities throughout history and how such a thing could occur. He believes, as can be inferred from the title of the book, that societies primarily fail as a result of the decisions they make in response to other issues. In the prologue, “A Tale of Two Farms”, Diamond presents his definition of a collapse, his framework for analyzing a collapse, and how he compares the…

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    lives have improved the demand for resources and the amount of pollution has as well. A rapid change needs to happen in the way we as humans interact with the planet. Without swift action, within our lifetime, or our children’s lifetime, the world as we know it, comfortable and bounty-full, could shift to a cruel and unforgiving waste land. A few years back Global Warming was just a debatable issue, and today almost everyone agrees that it’s a reality. One of the effects we’ve witnessed today…

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    Their trapping and heating mechanisms has a great effect on the polar ice packs. The stagnant and cold conditions of the Arctic regions allow for the pollutants to be airborne for long periods of time until warmer conditions arrive in the springtime. Effects of these chemicals varies from cancer to birth defects and can be of great detriment to animals in these regions. The Arctic haze has been linked to the melting of the ice caps and the rise in sea levels around the globe. This should be of…

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    This is a problem specifically pinpointed in coastal areas as it increases flooding, can alter coastal ecosystems and wetland (Eggleston et al, 2013). There are of course variations due to glacial isostatic adjustment, which is when the glacial ice melted the land underneath rebounded due to the weight being lifted. This therefore means that North England and Scotland will experience less sea level rise and the South will experience more, exposing the South to enhanced rates of erosion. This is…

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