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Fear The Heat Of The Sun   20 comments

Fear the heat of the Sun

  

The Ice Is Melting Too Quickly….. The Climate Is Changing Too Fast…..

Glacial zones around the world are retreating with increasing rapidity. When they have gone, rivers will not flow, sea levels will rise, and millions will die from famine or ‘water wars’.

The world’s glaciers are melting faster now than at any time since records began, threatening catastrophe for hundreds of millions of people and their eco-systems.

Soot pollution from vehicles and industry may be playing as much a part in this as global warming.  Clean white surfaces reflect sunlight and enable it to remain cool.  The soot polluted ice soaks up solar radiation and so the glaciers melt much faster. The smaller they become  the quicker they melt.

    

The latest report from the World Glacier Monitoring Service adds to the growing alarm about the rise in sea levels and increased reports of flooding, avalanches and drought.

 

As the climate warms so the glaciers melt, sea levels rise, and the risk of catastrophic fires icreases

Based on historical records and other evidence, the rate at which the glaciers are melting world-wide is faster than at any time in the past 5,000 years.  It is not possible to prevent further increases in atmospheric CO² but even if we could, within a generation the planet’s glaciers will be gone completely.

   

The only exceptions to this are the currently reasonably stable Antarctic glaciers.  It would be good for them to remain in this condition as if the South Pole loses it’s ice, sea levels will rise by a daunting 70 m (230 ft) and the remaining space left by the mountain glaciers would be the only areas still above water.

   

This is ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ In trying to get a grip on global warming, we will need to use every tool that is available to us.  Global warming is not a political issue, but a moral and global issue.  For our children and for the future of the human race, it may very well be an issue of survival.