Conserve Our Natural Resources, Including Glaciers and the Environment
Glaciers are one of the most misunderstood natural phenomena on Earth. Many people think that glaciers only flow downhill, which is not entirely true. Glaciologists know that there are large glaciers located in many parts of the world that do not flow down mountains—they merely retreat to where they were born. These smaller glaciers pack a lot of pressure into a very small area, and as a result, they can advance rapidly over short periods.
In recent years, we’ve seen an unprecedented increase in the volume and speed of these retreating glaciers, particularly in mountainous regions around the globe. Glaciers are changing at an alarming rate and have become more widespread at an alarming pace, threatening to significantly impact our lives both now and in the future.
Benefits of Glaciers
Glaciers are important to both current and future human populations because they enable us to get water from geographically remote areas, particularly in desert regions, where access to fresh water is limited. However, glaciers are also crucial to the environments in which they reside, as well as to the entire planet. Glaciers absorb water from the environment and deliver it back to the surface through a process called glacial flow, which can raise or lower the level of the surrounding seawater by as much as 20 feet. Without these natural water reservoirs, much of the planet would be uninhabitable.
Why Are Our Glaciers Disappearing?
The glaciers of most of the world have been shrinking for at least the past 100 years and are likely to continue to shrink in the coming decades, due to a variety of natural causes. However, global warming is expected to make the process of ice loss even more pronounced. In a world where most glaciers are shrinking, why should we care? The most immediate reason is that the shrinking glaciers have a significant impact on the water supply.
What Can Be Done To Help Save Our Glaciers
Unfortunately, there is little that can be done to slow down the loss of these glaciers. Most experts believe that a great deal of the loss of these glaciers is already well underway and that it will accelerate with climate change. However, there are ways that we can protect our environment and conserve our natural resources, including glaciers and the environment.
How We Can Help Save The Environment?
While most people associate the environment with the Earth’s climate, the environment can also be a significant source of pollution in other areas. Pollution from the environment can be a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and other global warming emissions, particularly during periods of high precipitation.
As the world’s population increases, and especially as more people begin to live in areas prone to flooding, more and more people will need access to fresh water. If a city gets too much rain, the floodwaters rise higher in the mountains than they would if there were no mountains to slow down the water flow. This increased water flow can damage trees, plants, and other natural resources in the area, including the environment.
Rebuilding And Preserving Ozone Layer
The single most important thing that we can do to protect our environment and our climate is to protect our ozone layer. Ozone is a chemical compound formed when ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun combine with oxygen in the atmosphere to form ozone gases. The protection of the ozone layer is a basic tenet of climate change science, and there is mounting evidence that this is happening most concretely in the Himalayas and Antarctic regions.