Map of world if ice caps melt. Greenlands massive ice cap is melting at alarming speed raising fears of sea levels rising around the world. He said russia had been re opening soviet bases not used in years and an increased submarine activity in the area meant. The natural resources defense council works to safeguard the earth its people its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. This is the sixth in a 10 part series about the ongoing global impacts of climate change.
There are fears putin could launch more land grabs as the ice caps melt. But as they shrink theyre impacting sea levels and water supplies. The retreat of glaciers since 1850 affects the availability of fresh water for irrigation and domestic use mountain recreation animals and plants that depend on glacier melt and in the longer term the level of the oceans. The greenland ice sheet danish.
Geophysicist and tectonics expert dr. Sermersuaq is a vast body of ice covering 1710000 square kilometres 660000 sq mi roughly 80 of the surface of greenland. But for many of greenlands 56000 residents melting ice means money. Aftab khan has unearthed a massive fault in the current understanding of 1 rapid sea level rise and its fundamental relation to 2 global scale warmingpolar ice melt.
The maps here show the world as it is now with only one difference. 1 2 meters of sea level rise by 2100 a highly erroneous claim.