Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Global Warnings

The warming of the earth's crust and atmosphere is fast changing the climate,topography and the biota of the world. I have listed a few of the horror stories we may have to face in future.This list is by no means exhaustive.

  • Arctic ice is fast melting.Dwindling ice floes have also resulted in reducing the polar bear population.

  • The snow on Africa's highest peak,Mount Kilimanjaro,could entirely disappear by 2020.The same is the case with the Glacier National Park in Northwestern Montana whose glaciers are fast disappearing.

  • The warming up of the earth's crust is speeding up the gigantic ocean waves which could wreak havoc by eroding shorelines.

  • As to what climate change can really mean,we need look no further than Australia which is fast running out of water. Southern and eastern Australia have lost about 20% of its rainfall and there is a great decline in the flow of the rivers there in the past couple of years.The coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef are also believed to be threatened.

  • Increasingly hot summers will proportionately increase the death rate toll.

  • We will be seeing more of hurricanes and floods.

  • Wildlife is fast disappearing. Many species will be extinct by the end of this century.

  • Rise in sea levels could spell disaster for some places. Maldives in the Indian Ocean will be uninhabitable in the next 100 years.

  • There is so much at stake and no escape from the consequences of the global warming.It is certainly too late to stop all climate changes. But certainly by reducing our carbon footprint, we may be able to reduce the impact of oncoming calamities.

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