LGVN Environment - Mountain Stories
studies are showing a rapid decline in glacial regions on mountains
around the globe.
Since the beginning
of the industrial revolution global temperatures have risen sharply
through human generated Co2 emissions, now shown to be the main
cause of the greenhouse effect.
In the Alpine
glacial areas of Western Europe this has been further proved by
studies showing that 50% of glaciers have disappeared since 1850.
The melting is now gathering pace and in the Pyrenees the number
of Spanish glaciers has fallen from 27 in 1980 to 13 at present.
In Africa, ice
on the summit of Kilimanjaro could melt completely in the next 20
years if the Earth continues to warm at its accelerating rate.
It has now been
estimated that all glaciers in Tropical regions will have melted
by 2020 and globally in all regions by 2050. This of course will
have a devastating effect on local biodiversity and surrounding
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