Glaciers in the National Glacier Park are Melting!
by Meli.caron007 on October 2, 2013 - 9:02pm
We all hear that glaciers are melting and that they are increasing the volume of water in our seas. But we never hear the statistics and how much ice there is left on earth. We only know that if we do not stop polluting, we will be completely immerged by water and that many islands are going to disappear from the map.
In fact, the article of Robert kunzig (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/glacial-meltdown/kunzig-text), is actually giving a precise number of 25 glaciers that are still drifting, in comparison to a century ago, where there were 150 glaciers. These numbers are alarming. The journalist reveals important facts about the “lifetime” of a glacier. Hence scientists in exploration at the national park found that many of the glacier present 100 years ago were completely or almost gone today. They planned that by the years 2100, no more glaciers will land at the national park. Kunzig also mentioned interesting facts about glaciers and their way of “breathing”.
The article is a reliable source , since the web is only posting articles from journalist that have some specialist relations, like Robert Kunzig which is working in collaboration with glaciologist and Swiss scientist. The article is also printed in the magazine The National Geographic, which is well known for being accurate and scientifically supported.
Since we learn from our childhood that global warming is important and that we need to take care of our planet, we see that not many changes have been made since we have learned it. This is another major problem related to this article, as we are responsible for this loss of pure water. We now need to fix this problem before glaciers no more exits.
To learn more about the Glacier national park: http://www.nationalparks.org/explore-parks/glacier-national-park?gclid=CMfN_KC3-LkCFdF04godUGUA_Q#video-photo