The ice has already been effected by the temperature change that has already happened, like melting different glaciers and ice shelves, that then can change sea levels. If the temperature continues to rise, even just slightly, it will gradually continue to melt some of the ice and change the environment. With the increase of temperature, Antarctica is becoming greener, and there are even parallels seen to what it used to be like in earlier periods, which was warmer, ice free, and greener. Moss growth has continued to increase with the temperature change and will continue to grow as temperatures increase. Many animals in Antarctica are dependent on ice, but as temperatures increase and ice melts, their populations decrease.
Due to the increase in greenhouse gases less solar energy is reflected back into space and more solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth causing the increase in ice and snow melting (Main & Ahlenius, 2011). With this background information the change of climate conditions such as, snow, rain, winds, and temperature is continuously happening all around the world and will continue to worsen in the future. A good indication of climate change is to look at the melting of glaciers and the Polar Regions as the Arctic is one of the fastest warming regions of the world. However, since the Polar Regions are so big and cold it would be impracticable for humans to live and carry out research there. Therefore, by using applications of remote sensing we can easily observe inaccessible areas from satellites to effectively monitor and map snow and ice cover in Polar
However, with a global rise in temperatures, the storage of water is shifting, especially for the water locked in permafrost, and other glaciers. (greenfieldgeography, 2014). Much of the water locked in ice is from icebergs, and shelves, which are already part of the ocean in terms of volume, and so their melting actually does nothing to the overall volume of water, although ice is less dense than water is, hence, as the ice melts it does not take up larger volumes of space. The main reason for this change in water storage is the shift in global temperatures, due to climate change. A huge issue is the rising of sea levels, due to the increase in global temperatures.
During this season they mate in the sea and give birth on land or ice floes. Changes in the climate are affecting them just as they are affecting other species in the arctic. Global warming may seem more realistic for a mammal living in the north than it does to humans living in urban regions. Some of the coldest spots on Earth have warmed up and continue to warm up which is resulting in centuries old ice caps melting, rivers running dry, and coasts eroding and as a result, threatening communities. Winters are shortening and sea ice is diminishing at a rate of about 3% per decade.
Global warming not only affects the darker suntan you get each summer, but the winters, the sea level, and the natural environment delicately teetering on the current balance of temperature. One of the largest concerns, the rapid mass loss of Greenland’s icecap, points to faster flow of glaciers and surface melting that will inevitably lead to warmer oceans, less salty oceans, a raise in sea level, and potential climate changes. Greenland is reported to be melting at double the speed it was only some years back. The slow yet steady flow of glaciers towards the sea has transformed into a sudden surge forward, alarming researchers who predicted a slower shrinkage. An increase in precipitation on the inside, along with continual high temperatures has cause the snow to melt, and serving as a run off that not only adds to the ocean level, but acts as a lubricant for glaciers to slide faster.
As a result of glaciers tends to float toward the outside using the pressure of its own weight. The process of this advancement is called glaciations. Glaciers also help us maintain our water supply as well as the ocean’s level variation. Glaciers also enlarge and are reduced, depending on the changes in our weather. Some people think the melting of the glaciers are results of global warming.
Like any story in the media it started out small when people started to realize what we were really doing as people who are a part of the modern consumer society. Unfortunately, man’s quest in the past 30-40 years of expanding his grasp to the far reaches of the world have accelerated the clock on our glaciers and have left the future generations to deal with the consequences. Why this warming event is happening can be pointed to several sources. These sources are: the ever-increasing population in the world, impacts that have affected the more famous areas of glacier melting (Alps, Andes etc. ), the warming of climate change as well as industrialization of people.
Endangered Polar Bear Envision a world with an increased water and food scarcity, stronger hurricanes, melting glaciers, wildfires, rising sea levels, heat waves, and catastrophic effects on wildlife. Global warming is when the earth’s temperature heats up which is caused by greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapor that traps heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere making it hotter than usual. The effect of the high temperatures leads to a decrease in the existence of plants, animals, and humans. Polar bears were listed as endangered species under the United States endangered species act (ESA) in May 2008. Why are polar bears endangered?
It turns into a river because of all the water the mountains have and then creates a path. Rivers cause erosion. Runoff from rivers cause rocks to erode. Because of gravity, runoff, and the sediment it has, to move downhill. An example of this sheet erosion.
Climate change: Fresh water is becoming increasing scarce in the future partly due to climate change. Climate change has a several impacts on these proportions, the main one being is that warming causes ice caps to melt which contaminate the freshwater supply. Over the next century, Africa will be at risk of experiencing decreases in water resources, especially in areas that are already water-stressed due to droughts, population pressures, and water resource extraction. As temperatures rise, snowpack is declining in many regions and glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, increasing flood risks. Droughts are likely to become more widespread, while increases in heavy precipitation events would produce more flooding.