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Future of the Polar Bears

Future of the Polar Bears

In the year 2006, the winter in the northern hemisphere had the lowest level of ice in three decades which was just 14.6 million square kilometres.  The average recorded from 1979 to 2000 was 15.9 million kilometres.  Given this situation, there is a posing threat to the polar bears that are dependent on the ice […]

April 11, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

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Global Warming Threat

Global Warming Threat

We often think of global warming as something only found in books, magazines, and daily news. We don’t have any idea how close we are to a situation that’s hopelessly irreversible, and how far our earth has changed from bad to worse. This is due, perhaps, to our willful acts of negligence or ignorance to […]

April 8, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

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What are Glaciers?

What are Glaciers?

One way to tell the how hot or warm the earth is on a global scale is to determine the rate at which large, persistent bodies of ice melt in the cryosphere. It is interesting to know that cryosphere is the earth’s region where water is in solid form and known as the lake ice, […]

March 23, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

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Glacier Breaks Due to Earthquake

Glacier Breaks Due to Earthquake

It has been a memorable experience for those people who were on the Tasman Lake when  the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on February 22, 2011. While watching glaciers on their boats, they also witnessed tsunamis of up to 3.5 meters high and ice calved off the glacier.  One of the popular activities among tourists […]

February 23, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

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Glaciers Melting Faster

Glaciers Melting Faster

There has been warning on the danger of faster glacier melt and that by the year 2100, the sea levels around the world will rise by an average of 12 centimetres due to the meltwater. Studies predict the shrinking of mountain glaciers by around 27 percent in volume and this will greatly affect the availability […]

January 19, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>