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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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    Fossil Fuel Responsibility on Ice Sheet Melt Fossil fuels are the most important assets responsible for the humanity survivor. It gives the humanity, oil, petroleum, energy, gas to cook, heat for warm ourselves in the cold nights, production of asphalt, and the production of products like plastic, which we are completely dependent to it. But, the environment is being damaged with the excessive and no controlled harvesting of those fuels. The environment is being damaged, because big…

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Geoscientist have recently brought an end to a once mind boggling mystery of how large lakes that sit above the Greenland ice sheet drain billions of gallons of water in hours! The Greenland ice sheet extends about 656,000 miles covering most of the island. As ice melts it creates huge lake but these massive lakes are soon empty of water; where does it go? “In 2006, Greenland's North Lake, a 2.2 square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) supraglacial meltwater lake, drained almost 12 billion gallons…

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