glaciers are melting very fast

@tigeraunt (6331)
Philippines
September 2, 2011 12:24am CST
have you read the news? a big chunk of ice in greenland have broken and melted and what worries me it is said is that it is as big as manhattan. can you imagine? what could be the worst thing to happen all over the world due to those melting? should we all be worried about our future and the future of our children? dont you think that is the reason why there are lots of land that disappears due to the rising of water? ann
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
3 Sep 11
As big as Manhattan huh? Well that is pretty big. But in the event of something like that a city such as Manhattan will be under water, it would become another Atlantis. Now I am not saying that every piece of land would be under water, only the low line land. As far as the high level land, that would still be there, but very little of it. If that were to occur, that would be a major disaster. Should we worry? I would say so, but it probably would not happen for a very long time.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
hi inertia, we really hope so that its effect does not happen when people are not ready. i guess it is best that people when they start buying properties, should consider the sea level and not just the great view. ann
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@inertia4 (27605)
• United States
3 Sep 11
Maybe people should look into living in the mountains. And if it happens, no one would know. No one will ever be ready or prepared for something like that. That is nature, and there is nothing we can do about it.
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@godarna (223)
2 Sep 11
Scientists say it's possible that the sea level can rise up to 60 cms. Not scary at this moment, but sit on a beach, look back and add 60 cms to the point where you are sitting. You can imagine the new coastline. And, think of the waterlevel in the rivers! How deep inland will the effect of that 60 cms be. Islands, which don't even top 60 cms. Scared now?
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
my my! am imagining. but i hope it doesnt really go to that. with the typhoons and other calamities coming in as of the moment, everybody is shocked. and no matter how ready one is, when it is his home affected and the neighborhood, well, i guess the feeling of being lost is always there. ann
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@godarna (223)
4 Sep 11
I agree with you, that we all hope, it won't get this far. But today's calamaties are caused by the climate changes. And we are responsible for it, because we all contribute to it. Steps taken this moment to stop the process are not really very effective. We've to face the fact that this will completely change the world as we know it right now. I won't see that day, but I think of the next generation. They get the bill presented and have to find solutions.
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
yes its so amazing for us to know about the news, we dont the future our children wwe just pray nalang
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
hi teacher, i just knew youre a filipino because of your reply. but true that prayers could be the best thing for people to hold on to hope. have a nice day. ann
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
and welcome to mylot!
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
2 Sep 11
You should not let it upset you so much. The earth goes through cycles of heat and cold. I remember in the 70's a major magazine had as its cover title "The New Ice Age?" and theorized that by now we would all be freezing. There are a lot of things to contribute to warming and cooling such as sunspots, solar flares, how far we are from the sun in our orbit, etc.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
hi dragon, am just a bit worried. i dont know much about this climate change and all those global warming thing, but i know that whatever the impact it gives will affect the future generation. thank you. ann
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
2 Sep 11
I have heard of ice from Greenland and the Antartica melting before. Is this a recent melt? It is hard to describe what could happen, as I dont fully understand the scientific effects of a laerge melt. I do know tha tsea levels can rise, and that would mean for countries such as AUSTRLIA, quite serious effects. Most of our cities are on the coastline. I also believe that a very large ice melt, coud affect climate, as most of our climate is formed over the poles.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
hi jenny, am not sure but in the news they showed how the glaciers looked like in 2009 compared to now. it definitely vanished. ann
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
4 Oct 11
It is terrible to have this kind of thing from happening when glaciers are melting so fast that a lot of land is disappearing because of the melting glaciers. Where people and animals will live is a question for us to carefully think about. I hope that government will consider taking some measures to help with our environment to reduce more emission and pollution of all kinds with certain protection of the environment.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
8 Oct 11
hello william, the government really needs effort with regards to the environment problems. they are the strong hands of the law hence political will is needed in this matter. thank you so much for your response. have a nice day. ann
• India
5 Sep 11
Sweety I have read this news too, like all responsible citizen i really feel worried, i always blame me for being a part in this act, we are playing with mother earth in various ways, naturally we have to face the consequences.. Thanks for sharing Best of luck. Professor
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
5 Sep 11
hello professor, i hope there is still hope and that we as people could do something so that earth can reverse the melting of the glaciers. thank you so much for your responses. have a very nice day. ann
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Sep 11
hi tigeraunt I am not worried as this has happened before then nature has recovered so as I have closer things to be concerned with and worry stress me then my blood sugar raises. so no' I am not worried. I think nature will right itself and that we should be more concerned about the lousy economy in my country the United states. this is where my concerns are right now.we need people to be back working and thus the economy picking up so businesses can once again thrive.
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
3 Sep 11
hi hatley, economy is surely one problem that we are facing as of the moment. i guess it is because more monies were poured on wars (afganistan, iraq, etc) than in making a more peaceful world. ann
• Philippines
2 Sep 11
yes its so amazing for us, we dont know the future of our children maybe its because of our sins
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