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Global warming is a present danger we face to our natural world. Among many of the malevolent results of our rising global temperature is glacial melting. For many reasons, glacial melting has a negative impact on society as a whole. It is actually noted that the greenhouse effect is reaching unprecedented processes in the history of Earth. The 20th century has shown annual global ice thickness loss of roughly a few decimeters per year on average. The most realistic scenario to scientists is that deglaciation will occur over the next decade or two, leaving only the highest mountain peaks with some ice. There are many natural and economic losses incurred due to this, such as rising sea levels and other natural damage caused by the melting. Also, many areas rely on tourism and their mountain ranges for economic stability, and if they lose their skiing resorts and snowy mountain ranges, then monetary and economic downfall will come about as well. (CBSNews) The majority of mountain ranges on Earth are experience glacial melting. One notable and familiar area to everyone is Antarctica. It had previously been a scientific concern that the ice sheet was shrinking, which could raise the sea level. (CBSNews) To date, 7.5 cubic miles of ice have eroded within the last eight years. (CBSNews) This has served as a warning to scientists who have decided to concentrate on this phenomenon by studying the coming changes that they predict in the South Polar region. Most notably effected is the key area of the sheet, the Pine Island Glacier. This portion has lost a notable 30-36 feet during the last eight years of deglaciation. Dangerously, if the present change rate continues, the Pine Island Glacier will be undercut by the sea and lifted up within 600 years. This floating glacier could cause a dramatic shift in sea level. Across the globe, the major glaciers in Alaska are also eroding extremely fast. It is estimated that 24 cubic of ice per year are being shed. Obviously, this is contributing to the steady rise in sea level. The average rate of loss between the 1950s to mid 1990s was 13 cubic miles per year. Now it has about doubled and maintained that doubled figure for the last five years. According to scientists, this is caused by a similar change in temperature in Alaska. (CBSNews) Astonishingly, Alaska contains 13 percent of the world's glacier-bound ice, and the melt from its glacier is greater than all of the other glacier fields put together. This excludes the ice fields of Greenland and Antarctica. Again, this is a major contributor to the rising sea level we are currently experiencing. Furthermore, there are a number of other glaciers experiencing similar rising levels in melting runoff. (CBSNews) For example, the Muller Ice Shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula is a small shelf, which is fed by glaciers from the Loubet Coast that has receded recently. And, the larger ice shelf named Larsen has also lost 1200 square miles within the last few years. Alongside this, the ice cliff of Marr Ice Piedmont on Anvers Island has lost 500 meters sine the mid 1960s. (CBSNews) Thawing tundra poses a serious threat as shown in Northern Sweden. Rising atmospheric temperatures have caused thawing of permafrost and replaced it with marshland or open water. This increased wetland by 50% and caused higher dry land. (CBSNews) On top of this, higher temperatures causes rising methane emissions, which in turn contributes back to the raising temperatures in what seems to be a vicious circle. (CBSNews) Additionally, there are a series of other notable glaciers that have been melting away over the last few years. Glacier Ururashraju stands at roughly 15,000 feet tall in Cordillera Blanca of Peru. It is actually known as the most ice-covered mountain range in the tropics. This glacier has retreated roughly 500 M over the last 20 years. Another glacier that has almost completed disappeared is Grinnell glacier located in Glacier National Park within the USA. (CBSNews) Alongside the deglaciation of Grinnell, scientists feel that all but roughly thirty glaciers in the Northern Rocky Mountains will be gone by mid century. Austria's largest glacier, The Pasterze, was about 2 kilometers longer in the 19th century. Now, it is completely out of sight from an overlook on the Grossglockner High Road, a nearby crossing. (CBSNews) This glacier is now 8 kilometers long and loses about 15 meters per year. In 2003, however, a dramatic decrease in The Pasterze of 30 meters in length and 6.5 meters in thickness occurred. Additionally, Greenland's huge icecap is showing signs of change, even though these measurements are thought to be preliminary. Glaciers similar to this on the east coast appear to be thinning and flowing more rapidly. The National Climate Data Center (NOAA) reports that in 2002, the greatest measured surface melt of Greenland's ice in 24 years occurred. (CBSNews) Overall, global sea level has increased about 6 inches higher. This is initially due to warmer sea water, glacier melting, and the rate of rise increasing.Glaciologist Mark Meier stated that glacial melting could contribute 0.65 feet or more to sea level this century. (CBSNews) This could submerge lower areas of the Pacific islands to Bangladesh, to Florida's low-lying coast and Everglades. Even today, the Alaskan village of Shishmaref is suffering severe effects of sea level rise. In India, China and Nepal, floods may soon arise due to glacial melting followed by drought in coming decades. (BBCNews) The Himalayas are experiencing the same increasing melting as every other ice cap in the world, and their size contributes to the danger. The Himalayas feed seven large Asian rivers. (BBCNews) According to Jennifer Morgan, director of the WWF's Global Climate Change Program, "The rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers will first increase the volume of water in rivers, causing widespread flooding, but in a few decades this situation will change and the water level in rivers will decline, meaning massive eco and environmental problems for people in western China, Nepal and northern India." This glacier is melting at a rate of 33-49 feet per year and regulates the water supply to the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Mekong, Thanlwin, Yangtze, and Yellow Rivers. Large amounts of people rely on the water supplied by these rivers and will be effected by any changes in them because they live on flood plains and are vulnerable to changes in water level. (BBCNews) In essence, glacial melting is a result of global warming. Scientists that the average temperature will rise 2 degrees Celsius over the next 20 years project it. (BBCNews) This would be extremely detrimental, as current statistics already prove. Therefore, actions need to be taken due to the fact that mankind causes these changes to begin with. We can control our contributions to the green house effect. This means we can slow down the processes already in motion and attempt to prolong the well being of our environment.
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The The Impacts Of The Global Warming Essay

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              Global warming is a present danger we face to our natural world. Among many of the malevolent results of our rising global temperature is glacial melting. For many reasons, glacial melting has a negative impact on society as a whole. It is actually noted that the greenhouse effect is reaching unprecedented processes in the history of Earth. The 20th century has shown annual global ice thickness loss of roughly a few decimeters per year on average. The most realistic scenario to scientists is that deglaciation will occur over the next decade or two, leaving only the highest mountain peaks with some ice.
             
             
              There are many natural and economic losses incurred due to this, such as rising sea levels and other natural damage caused by the melting. Also, many areas rely on tourism and their mountain ranges for economic stability, and if they lose their skiing resorts and snowy mountain ranges, then monetary and economic downfall will come about as well. (CBSNews)
             
              The majority of mountain ranges on Earth are experience glacial melting. One notable and familiar area to everyone is Antarctica. It had previously been a scientific concern that the ice sheet was shrinking, which could raise the sea level. (CBSNews) To date, 7. 5 cubic miles of ice have eroded within the last eight years. (CBSNews) This has served as a warning to scientists who have decided to concentrate on this phenomenon by studying the coming changes that they predict in the South Polar region. Most notably effected is the key area of the sheet, the Pine Island Glacier. This portion has lost a notable 30-36 feet during the last eight years of deglaciation.
             
              Dangerously, if the present change rate continues, the Pine Island Glacier will be undercut by the sea and lifted up within 600 years. This floating glacier could cause a dramatic shift in sea level.
             
              Across the globe, the major glaciers in Alaska are also eroding extremely fast. It is estimated that 24 cubic of ice per year are being shed. Obviously, this is contributing to the steady rise in sea level. The average rate of loss between the 1950s to mid 1990s was 13 cubic miles per year. Now it has about doubled and maintained that doubled figure for the last five years. According to scientists, this is caused by a similar change in temperature in Alaska. (CBSNews)
             
              Astonishingly, Alaska contains 13 percent of the world's glacier-bound ice, and the melt from its glacier is greater than all of the other glacier fields put together. This excludes the ice fields of Greenland and Antarctica. Again, this is a major contributor to the rising sea level we are currently experiencing.
             
              Furthermore, there are a number of other glaciers experiencing similar rising levels in melting runoff. (CBSNews) For example, the Muller Ice Shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula is a small shelf, which is fed by glaciers from the Loubet Coast that has receded recently. And, the larger ice shelf named Larsen has also lost 1200 square miles within the last few years. Alongside this, the ice cliff of Marr Ice Piedmont on Anvers Island has lost 500 meters sine the mid 1960s. (CBSNews)
             
              Thawing tundra poses a serious threat as shown in Northern Sweden. Rising atmospheric temperatures have caused thawing of permafrost and replaced it with marshland or open water. This increased wetland by 50% and caused higher dry land. (CBSNews) On top of this, higher temperatures causes rising methane emissions, which in turn contributes back to the raising temperatures in what seems to be a vicious circle. (CBSNews)
             
              Additionally, there are a series of other notable glaciers that have been melting away over the last few years. Glacier Ururashraju stands at roughly 15,000 feet tall in Cordillera Blanca of Peru. It is actually known as the most ice-covered mountain range in the tropics. This glacier has retreated roughly 500 M over the last 20 years. Another glacier that has almost completed disappeared is Grinnell glacier located in Glacier National Park within the USA. (CBSNews) Alongside the deglaciation of Grinnell, scientists feel that all but roughly thirty glaciers in the Northern Rocky Mountains will be gone by mid century. Austria's largest glacier, The Pasterze, was about 2 kilometers longer in the 19th century. Now, it is completely out of sight from an overlook on the Grossglockner High Road, a nearby crossing. (CBSNews) This glacier is now 8 kilometers long and loses about 15 meters per year. In 2003, however, a dramatic decrease in The Pasterze of 30 meters in length and 6. 5 meters in thickness occurred.
             
              Additionally, Greenland's huge icecap is showing signs of change, even though these measurements are thought to be preliminary. Glaciers similar to this on the east coast appear to be thinning and flowing more rapidly. The National Climate Data Center (NOAA) reports that in 2002, the greatest measured surface melt of Greenland's ice in 24 years occurred. (CBSNews)
             
              Overall, global sea level has increased about 6 inches higher. This is initially due to warmer sea water, glacier melting, and the rate of rise increasing. Glaciologist Mark Meier stated that glacial melting could contribute 0. 65 feet or more to sea level this century. (CBSNews) This could submerge lower areas of the Pacific islands to Bangladesh, to Florida's low-lying coast and Everglades. Even today, the Alaskan village of Shishmaref is suffering severe effects of sea level rise.
             
              In India, China and Nepal, floods may soon arise due to glacial melting followed by drought in coming decades. (BBCNews) The Himalayas are experiencing the same increasing melting as every other ice cap in the world, and their size contributes to the danger. The Himalayas feed seven large Asian rivers. (BBCNews) According to Jennifer Morgan, director of the WWF's Global Climate Change Program, "The rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers will first increase the volume of water in rivers, causing widespread flooding, but in a few decades this situation will change and the water level in rivers will decline, meaning massive eco and environmental problems for people in western China, Nepal and northern India. "
             
              This glacier is melting at a rate of 33-49 feet per year and regulates the water supply to the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra, Mekong, Thanlwin, Yangtze, and Yellow Rivers. Large amounts of people rely on the water supplied by these rivers and will be effected by any changes in them because they live on flood plains and are vulnerable to changes in water level. (BBCNews)
             
              In essence, glacial melting is a result of global warming. Scientists that the average temperature will rise 2 degrees Celsius over the next 20 years project it. (BBCNews) This would be extremely detrimental, as current statistics already prove. Therefore, actions need to be taken due to the fact that mankind causes these changes to begin with. We can control our contributions to the green house effect. This means we can slow down the processes already in motion and attempt to prolong the well being of our environment.
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CBS News Online. Massive Polar Glacier Melting. [Online] http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/02/02/archive/main269304.shtml accessed on March 28, 2006.

CBS News Online. Alaskan Glaciers Melting Faster. [Online] http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/07/19/tech/main515653.shtml accessed on March 28, 2006.

BBC News. Himalayan glaciers 'melting fast' [Online] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4346211.stm accessed on March 28, 2006.
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