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Is Global Warming Melting Polar Ice Caps?
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Is Global Warming Melting Polar Ice Caps?

The release of a new study on global warming and our ice caps has people asking " Is global warming melting polar ice caps?" The answer is an alarming yes.

Seems there is quite a bit of concern over the increase of melting of the ice cap covering Greenland. This study has concluded that the ice over Greenland is melting at a rate of spreed 3 times faster than it was in the 1990's.

This is leading to an increase in our oceans depth. It take huge amounts of ice to change this depth. For every 10 trillion tons of ices melted, the ocean will rise one inch. Since the 90's we have lost about 5 trillion tons of ice, leading to a half inch rise in ocean depth.

This rise very well could have made the waves hitting the coast during super storm Sandy a bit more powerful and damaging, and this is only the beginning. With the increase of speed they are melting, things could get worse at an alarming rate.

Most experts now agree that global warming is a reality. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil are adding too many gasses into our atmosphere, creating a major greenhouse effect. We were all taught this a long time ago but it is now becoming evident in results being witnessed in our world today.

While many companies are researching ways to eliminate these effects by newer, green technology and investing in ways to create alternative fuels, one has to ask is this too little too late? Back when everyone was fighting about whether this problem was real or not, they maybe should have been doing the work to go green.

With Greenland's ice now melting at a rate of 290 billion tons a year, compared to about 55 billion tons in the 90's, how long will it be before it is all gone? Both wildlife and people are already being affected by this, with more problems on the way.

The world is a funny place at times. We are loosing all this ice, and ocean levels are rising, but yet the biggest threat our world will face, and in the near future, is available, clean pure water. The groundwater levels are dropping all over the world, and mild winters are putting areas in major droughts.

The closing of the Mississippi river due to a 12 foot drop in depth is huge and unheard of, but yet it is happening. Drinking unfiltered water is taking you life in your own hands!

Are polar ice sheets melting? Yes they are, and if we do not get serious in how we conduct our lives, serious results and serious consequences are on the way! What do you think?

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Yikes! Drinking unfiltered water is dangerous. Thanks for asking are polar ice sheets melting and suggesting what's going on is indeed serious.

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  about 6 years ago

Sure is. Thanks for reading Cynthia!

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  about 6 years ago

This has been happening for way longer than any one wants to admit.....warning bells were being rung in the 60's and even before that if we continue on the path taken we will cause catastrophic damage....oh sure....humans are funny beings....we strive to go forward at all cost even if it kills us....emmm...not to bright are we....but will we see how our greed and constant need to move forward (at all cost) actually affects us...unfortunately not we are blind..."we" as in the general populace...as yet another summit is coming to a close on global warming and another country pulls away from the Kyoto accord (ok maybe not the best agreement but some is better than none) the leaders in our world will argue intill the day we die...who is at fault...who will pay....China at one time was building a city the size of Chicago every three months....the world wants to do business because of their growth...$$$$$$$$$$.....Africa is the next to be desicrated by the Western world for our own greed...the next big market opporitunitys....get ready to make money at all costs....not many rules over there....emmmm (Mexico)....we make rules....corporations go where there are none...sweat shops....I could talk about this all day Shawn....never mind the water shortage that we are facing in North America......Check out the Colorado river.....vegas how much water do they use....where does it come from.....green grass or water to drink....I do believe three days without water we die...???...Great topic Shawn...one problem not many really care....until no water comes from their tap....then it is too late....killing ourselves to live......

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  about 7 years ago

I just read another article on how much water we use to produce electricity. Seems to never end does it.

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  about 7 years ago

Great article on a fascinating subject Shawn, thanks!

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  about 7 years ago

I am afraid we will have more on the way at the rate our is is leaving us.

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  about 7 years ago

Those who profit from pollution can afford to hire shills to spew their anti-science message. They believe if they say it loud and often enough, it will be true. It is about profits. I am not a tree hugger, but I am an air breather. Did you ever think you would pay more for water than gasoline? Water is over a dollar a pint in some places. That is $8.00 a gallon. Maybe they will sell us breathing air or a self-contained breathing apparatus. It is the golden rule. He who has the gold rules, at the expense of the rest of us.

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  about 7 years ago

I have to admit, when I was a kid we laughed at the joke about having to buy water, sad reality today.

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  about 7 years ago

I agree and it's pretty easy to see, yet we get "THE EXPERTS" who continue to live with their heads in the sand while denying something is amiss.

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  about 7 years ago

Lets hope this will not play out all the way.

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  about 7 years ago

It is more than just drowning us. The higher tides cause greater catastrophes,such as the increased tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes like we have experienced in the past ten year. This is in addition to the risk of emphysema and other chronic diseases caused by air pollution.

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  about 7 years ago

Agreed. I remember the first time I got stuck in a traffic jam in LA> Could taste the air, uggghhh

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  about 7 years ago

True or not, but still very scary. Hopfully this will continue to motivate the world to eradicate pollution with effective new green inventions. We simply have to clean up or otherwise if we carry on the way we are we will be the cause our own extinction long before any melting ice drowns us.

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  about 7 years ago

Not a pleasant thought at all. :(

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  about 7 years ago
Meredith  

Well, this probably won't be a very popular opinion but, I don't believe in the global warming theory is because of man. The glaciers melted billions of before too, long before we were around. It's a cyclical thing. As a matter of fact, the ones that have melted are already being replaced with new ones. Interesting article.

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  about 7 years ago

I am thinking Meredith that it might be a bit of both myself, and I totally respect your opinion. :) .I simply have to believe all these gasses can not be good for anything. I also agree that it has happened in the past, and will in the future regardless of the gasses. It is an interesting topic for sure :)

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  about 7 years ago

Sorry, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

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  about 7 years ago

I got it, lol

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  about 7 years ago

Shawn, You hitbthe nail on the head, yet there are still those who argue agsinst science and reality. They feel they can make more profit by not being held accountable for thier polution. Tell Galen zebeck snd Arusha Limbsugh. If they lie about science and global warming, what else will they lie about? Jerry

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  about 7 years ago

SO very true! Glad you stopped by!

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  about 7 years ago
Meredith  

To call them liars is very harsh. They are entitled to their opinions as am I. I',m not lying about what I believe, I don't stand to benefit financially from this. I don't think they are lying either. Enough name calling please.

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  about 7 years ago
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