Glaciers alefaia-petcha kutcha

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Glaciers alefaia-petcha kutcha

  1. 1. GlaciersSeeing is believing<br />GlaciersSeeing is believing<br />
  2. 2. Google «glaciers climate change»<br />1.720.000 results<br />
  3. 3. «Glaciers melting» is a hot topic<br />
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  5. 5. ANCTARTIC ICE SHEET<br />60% of the world’s freshwater<br />ALPINE GLACIERS<br />A.k.a. mountain glaciers<br />
  6. 6. Visible evidence of climate change<br />«then» and «now»<br />
  7. 7. Satellite images<br />http://wiki.karen.net.nz/index.php/Fundamental,_Mathmatical,_Information_and_Computer_Sciences<br />
  8. 8. Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures<br />Worldwide mass balance measurements.<br />
  9. 9. Glaciers are melting. Isn’t it crystal clear? <br />(WGMS)<br />
  10. 10. Alpine glaciers lost 35% of their total area between 1850 and 1970s, and 50% by 2000. (Zemp et al. 2006)<br />Nearly 60%of glaciers in Spain have already melted. <br />There are only 21 glaciers left in the Pyrenees (Gonzalez Trueba et al. 2008)<br />
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  12. 12. “Our industrial civilization has been pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a great rate.<br />[…] it could cause significant melting of the great icecaps and raise sea levels in time”<br />1958<br />National Academy of Science<br />
  13. 13. “A 4°C rise in temperature would eliminate nearly all of the world’s glaciers”(Oerlemanns, 2000)<br />
  14. 14. Dr RajendraPachauri<br />“Claims Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035 were false, says UN scientist”.<br />notin2035.com<br />
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  17. 17. + 2°C<br />61% <br />ski areas<br />naturally snow-reliable<br />OECD<br />2006<br />
  18. 18. MITIGATION<br />
  19. 19. ADAPTATION<br />Search: «Glaciares»<br />Occurrence: 1<br />
  20. 20. CHOICES FOR THE FUTURE<br />

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