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  • The Greenland Ice Sheet

    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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  • Glacial Climate Change

    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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  • Industrial Revolution: The Destruction Of Our Planet

    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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  • Arctic Environmental Changes

    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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  • Glacier Climate Change

    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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  • The Rise Of Global Sea Level

    According to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (an American institution), “more than 100 million people currently live within 1 [metre] of mean sea level”, meaning that close to 100 million people could and will be displaced from their homes within the next few hundred years, due to sea level rise (2010). There are several factors that contribute to the rise of global sea-level, both directly (warming oceans, expansion of ocean particles and melting glaciers) and indirectly (global warming…

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  • Project Iceworm Analysis

    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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  • Importance Of Ice In Pakistan

    “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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  • Personal Narrative: Mount Shastina

    There are many places I hold dear to my heart such as traveling to the mountains, visiting my grandma or going down to the Russian River and swimming in the freezing green river. But one particular place that stands out in my memory is Mount Shastina. We have gone to Mount Shastina during times of snow and during times of intense heat, which has exposed me to different activities that depend upon the climate. I have been going there, to McCloud, which is North of Mt. Shasta, with my family for…

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  • Anthropological Global Warming Theory

    Carbon dioxide is becoming an increasingly prevalent component within the atmosphere, and we can see the effects everywhere: when we look south toward the melting ice sheets of Antarctica—when we look to our rising oceans, becoming warmer and more acidic by the day—when we realize the temperatures rising wildly around us. Anthropologically-driven climate change, although not necessarily irreversible or incurable, will continue for some time regardless of what is done in hopes of remediation. The…

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