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    The Greenland ice sheet, climate change and human activity. Genesis 1:26 – And God said, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish in the sea and over the birds in the sky and over the livestock and all the wild animals and over all the creatures that move along the ground”. However you come to believe the origins of humanity it is clear that as a species we hold dominion over all the world. No other species, individually or collectively has more

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    Glaciers And Ice Sheets

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    latitudes. Ice sheets and ice caps are found only at high latitudes in such areas as Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica; the Antarctic ice sheet is by far the largest. During the height of the Pleistocene glaciations, about 30 percent of the land area was ice covered. Due to lowered sea level, the Antarctic ice sheet was slightly larger than at the present time; most of the other ice covered lands were beneath the continental ice sheets of North America and Europe. 2: The water in ice sheets and glaciers

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    As I shuffled my feet across a sheet of ice, I thought to myself that I probably should not be out here; the night before we got five inches of frozen rain in the middle of December- which I think is a lot. I spotted a car in the distance. This car appeared to be covered in a layer of ice. The sheet of ice was as thick as a cinder block. It looked a person dumped an Olympic sized pool on top of this car and it instantly froze. The trees surrounding the car had icicles as long as a grown man’s arm

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    Greenland Ice Sheet Hydrology Introduction Ice sheet melting has been observed by many automatic weather stations on the Greenland Ice sheet. It was also been observed as well through remote sensing, which is done by using radar and thermal data to detect surface temperatures above 0 degrees Celsius or melt water that is on or near the surface. This trend of melting has been increasing ever since 1972, according to melt records, with the largest amount of melting occurring in the western region

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    The Sea Levels Are Rising

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    melting of glaciers and polar ice caps. 2.1Thermal expansion As seawater becomes warmer it expands. Heat in the upper layer of the ocean is released quickly into the atmosphere. However, heat absorbed by the deeper layers of the ocean will take much longer to be released and therefore, be stored in the ocean much longer and have significant impacts on future ocean warming. 2.2 Melting of glaciers and polar ice caps: Large ice formations, like glaciers and the polar ice caps, naturally melt back a

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    Global Warming

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    Although global warming is as complicated as we make it, so why not start with a different outlook. In the year 2050 I predict most of the world to be under water. The reason relate to the shrinking ice sheets, the Ozone layer and the ozone hole enlarging, also the recent higher sea levels. With certain activities we do on a daily basis we actually control these processes. Some of our activities we do on a daily basis can affect these processes faster. We as humans should change our ways, the city

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    but to scientists who understand the unprecedented rate at which this is happening, there is reason to be alarmed. On the U.S. coast of the Gulf of Mexico there are more reasons for the rising sea level than simply global warming and melting ice sheets or ice caps. In the Mississippi delta, for example, the oil industry is taking so much fluid (oil) out of the ground that the land is sinking and compacting further. There is also a decrease in the amount of sediment reaching the delta due to many man-made

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    atmospheric CO2 is effecting global warming, others are endorsing the concerns of another Ice Age, which is likely to occur due to orbital variations of the Earth. In his article, Abrupt Climate Change, Richard Alley titles one section, ?Chilling Warmth,?15 which perfectly describes the angst of many people who foresee a deadly warming trend, and also the paradox of global warming causing another ?Little Ice Age.? These competing discourses are extremely pertinent to the country of Greenland, which

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    Venice is founded on sand, silt, and clay. The city has some variance in elevation, which leads to flooding of lower levels at high tide. This flooding stems directly from subsidence resulting from the removal of artesian water from the bedrock of the lagoon and the massive weight of the buildings, which has compressed the subsoil (1). Venetian buildings were designed to ‘float’ on the wet sand and mud in order to resist the constant tidal movements. Due to the high cost of oaken timbers, pile foundations

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    Humans Must Adapt to Global Warming

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    of water and no ice age occurring 544 million to 490 million years age, the rise of water can only be attributed to the heat of the mantel pushing the bottom of the seabed up. Over half of North America was submerge from this rise of the oceans (“McPhee”). The seas raised an average of five and a half feet every 100 years. Today, we, as a species, may be facing similar dilemma of rising seas caused not by a bulging mantel, but by melting glaciers. New evidence shows that the ice at the fringes

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