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Sea Level Rise Caused Predominantly By Melting Glaciers


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection, glaciers, sea levels )

Cher Away
- 614 days ago - greenerideal.com
Austrian scientists have announced that the single greatest cause of rising sea levels over the past century are melting glaciers.



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Kit B. (277)
Friday November 16, 2012, 9:59 am

A new movie, "Chasing Ice" may finally bring this "home" to those who are reluctant to read the scientific papers on this topic of growing concern.

The money shots come late in “Chasing Ice,” a documentary about the pioneering glacier photography of James Balog. For more than an hour, we’ve followed him around Iceland, Greenland, and Alaska, as he and his assistants set up cameras facing the great ice sheets, programming them to snap photos at regular intervals. Finally we get the big reveal: The images are arranged as time-lapse sequences in which glaciers melt away like so much butter over the course of a year. As much as one may intellectually believe in climate change, to see it actually happening has the power to stun a viewer into wordlessness. Balog’s work is flip-book apocalypse, and it is undeniable.
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Friday November 16, 2012, 1:46 pm
'Sea Level Rise Caused Predominately by Melting Glaciers'

WHAT A SHOCK!

My only advise to travelers is ~ Take one of the best vactions of your life and cruise to Alaska.
(I sound like a commercial!)
It was one of the most, if not THE most, fascinating sights I have ever seen. The best month is July, followed by June and August. A majority of the wildlife is seen at these times.

To the subject at hand, one cannot comprehend the idea of these magnificent structures, disappearing, due to climate change. These ice blue glaciers can't be imagined. When standing on one, you become a resident of a far-away frozen planet.

If we are, collectively, determined to NOT care about their existence, I'm gratified that I won't live to see it happen. What will historians of future centuries, say about what we destroyed, if their are any records left?
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:08 pm
Much thanks for posting this, Cher. Here are even more scientists presenting evidence of global warming/climate change. When chunks of ice larger than the island of Manhattan break off, we are headed for some serious sea level rise as they melt. Rather than having cable news concentrating on gossip, they should be reporting on this 24/7. THIS is the story of the century that citizens worldwide need to be educated about, and our governments need to immediately address. Mother Earth supports all life.
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:16 pm
Thanks for sharing this informative article.
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday November 16, 2012, 4:31 pm
Noted.
 

Dave C. (213)
Friday November 16, 2012, 7:23 pm
....thanks.... more of this to come if we don't change our selfish lifestyles....etc....
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 4:22 pm
Noted.
 

Ray M. (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:11 pm
And still, idiot repugs refuse to believe in climate change and global warming. It's time they released themselves from the puppet strings of the criminal corporate polluters.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 10:12 pm
All the efforts large and small will turn the tide I fervently hope,a and end the apathy and ignorance about the Earths most pressing concerns. Education is but one key...the children of today need to be aware of what we face, and energized to make the decisions that will solve the problems that have been largely ignored or denied.
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 12:51 am
I do not understand why more people are not moved to try and do something
 

Rita White (1)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:14 am
noted, thanks
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:42 pm
Sea level rise is also caused by thermal expansion -- as sea temperatures rise, sea water also expands.

Yes, I seriously wish there was more action to halt global warming and to halt glaciers melting.
 

Stella Gamboni (17)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 7:48 pm
To paraphrase (steal) a thought from Steven Wright, "Imagine how much higher the sea levels would be if sponges didn't live there."
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:30 pm
Thanks :(
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:14 pm
noted, thank you
 
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