Breking of Antarctica

@bhanusb (5709)
India
April 6, 2009 1:14pm CST
Today I read an alrming news.The ices of Antrctica are breaking away due to global warming.Broken piece of one ice is as big as Jamaica island.There are many such ice pieces are floating in the South Pole sea. When the pieces of ice will begin to melt many islands and lands of seashore will go under the sea.Our Earth is really in danger.
4 responses
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
6 Apr 09
This has been happening for quite a while. I watch a lot of shows about the earth, history, etc. (documentaries) and I find it quite alarming. Also, many of the glaciers are gone and some close to gone. Greenland used to be mostly ice, now it has a lot more green. You can look at satellite photos of the earth from ten years ago and compare to now and it is quite disturbing.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
7 Apr 09
The world leaders should do something.
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
7 Apr 09
They should... but so should we all. That is the problem with the world, everyone waits for someone else to do something. I work hard to be as green as I can be. I recycle, use natural products to clean and garden, conserve gas, electric, buy used products to keep them out of landfill. Trade and give away things I do not need or donate them to charity, to keep them out of landfill. We had cut back our own carbon footprint a lot. We even got rid of one of our cars and use one, cutting back on how much we drive. I use all Energy Star appliances, keep my heat low in winter, do not have air-conditioning and use fans, instead, when hot, got rid of most of our carpets so I can use a broom instead of a vacuum to clean floors, cut back on how much lawn we have and more gardens so we can help correct our little eco-system and use less gas to mow our lawns. We use CFC bulbs and turn off lights that we do not need, turn the heat off or down low in rooms that we are not using at the moment. My den/guest room is rarely used, so we only turn the heat on if we have guests. We are planning to put in an on-demand water heater to save on electric, solar-heating and possibly a wind-turbine. We have energy efficient windows and are replacing our back sliding door, that is NOT efficient with a new one that is very efficient, have thermal front and side doors, our house is insulated well to conserve heat and I have even started using "green" paint with no VOCs. If everyone did that, the impact would be larger, but everyone does not. I know people who are wasteful, yet still complain about what the politicians and world-leaders should do. I say we should all look in the mirror and ask, "So what have YOU done lately?"
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
8 Apr 09
If all were like you none would have to be worried.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Hello bhanusb! It is very alarming actually. I have watched some news about global warming and the difference between the ice glaciers before and the ice glaciers today. It really made me feel sad because I really don't want it to happen. I guess we must be all aware on how we have to conserve our mother earth because whatever happens, we are all affected.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
17 Apr 09
To save our mother earth global campaign is needed.
• United States
17 Apr 09
I think there are many campaigns about global warming and it's called global education but I guess it really takes a lot of time.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
19 Apr 09
[b][/b]I agree.
• India
10 Apr 09
This is very serious problem at all. Due to this problem may be our earth can shrink upto its thrice in its area.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
10 Apr 09
Yes very alarming.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I wouldn't worry to much about mother earth, I don't think it's in danger, it's all of us little bits of life that are hanging on to the earth's surface and insist on living near the water who are in big danger.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
7 Apr 09
But think about the future generation.