The world’s polar ice caps are shrinking little by little.
The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet…with Greenland’s glaciers receding particularly quickly.
This process is speeding up all by itself. Melting snow exposes ice underneath, which then absorbs the sun’s rays and increases thawing.
At the opposite end of the earth, 90% of the ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula are starting to disintegrate.
Ice melt is also being observed in mountain ranges, like the #Himalayas , #Kilimanjaro , #theAlps and #Pyrenees . In the #Andes , #glaciers are retreating and risk disappearing altogether.
#Ocean levels are rising, due to the combination of melting ice and warmer sea temperatures – as warm water has a greater volume than cold water.
At the current rate, it’s predicted that by 2100, sea levels will rise between 26 centimetres and a metre.
Islands in the Pacific or #IndianOceans , like the #Maldives , will be submerged. #uae#sharjah#sharjah24#الإمارات#الشارقة#الشارقة24
Tema: Glaciar Grey
Foto: RODRIGO GALVEZ
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Es el glaciar mas grande dentro del Parque Torres del Paine, está formado por una masa de 6 kilómetros de ancho y 30 metros de altura, pertenece al Campo de Hielo Sur, la tercera reserva de agua fresca del planeta. Rodeado por morrenas y además existen Nunatacks, porción de tierra en medio del glaciar.
Heli hiking 💙❄️ @franzjosefglacierguides É aventura que vcs querem? Confiram um pouquinho de como foi o nosso passeio pelos glaciers! Surreal a experiência! Voo de helicóptero até o topo da montanha + trilha! No pacote está incluso todo o traje + equipamentos necessários. É uma trilha com nível bem alto, já aviso! Voltei com as perninhas bambas.. 😂😂 Mas definitivamente faria de novo! Acho que super vale a experiência! Quando terminamos o passeio fomos curtir um pouquinho das hot pools e relaxar! Dia perfeito! ✔️ #RaizaNaNZ#WorldStudyGoiania#Hiking#FranzJosef#Glaciers#Trilha#Aventura
Event alert! Join us this Wednesday for, Last Ascents: The Changing Face of Glaciers and Mountaineering with glaciologist, @kali_abel. She’ll take a look at climate change in Northwestern alpine environments and the stories this change writes both for environment, and mountain adventure. You won’t want to miss this! .
Come join me on December 13th from 7-9pm at the Mountain Shop on Sandy Blvd in Portland! Super excited to be sharing some of what gets me fired up each and every day in an evening full of great people, an awesome shop, and epic stories. Would love to see some familiar faces there! @mtshoppdx @territoryrunco
Society tends to believe in a notion that suggests the wilderness to be an all powerful beast to which humans cannot conquer, yet humans have created the greatest impact on mountain ecosystems. Today, for International Mountain Day, take it upon yourself to learn more about the delicacy of the mountain ecosystem and what you can do to protect these large landmasses that not only provide refuge and sanity to most but how the importance of a healthy mountain ecosystem is to the global biogeochemical cycles. http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday
Apply for a #summer#internship at the Wrangell Mountains Center today! Perks include living in the largest #nationalpark in the country and having #glaciers in your backyard!