What is being done to reduce the rate at which glaciers are melting? This is a simple enough question, and one that many people have wondered in recent years. The answer, on the other hand, is not so simple. The question of preserving glaciers is a question of reducing – or stopping – climate change. And this question is a rather difficult one to answer, as there is not any guaranteed method to reduce the effects of climate change. In fact, it’s still not universally accepted that human-induced climate change exists, let alone is something that can be slowed, stopped, or reversed.
Melting glaciers mean more than warmer temperatures and rising sea level. Studies focused on the rate at which glaciers are melting provide us with more than just statistics.
Congratulations are due to Dr. Joseph Ortiz, associate professor of geology at Kent State University, for his research on long-term El Niño climactic oscillations which will appear in this month’s […]
Recent studies show global warming could eventually halt the driving force behind the occurrence of most of the world’s earthquakes. Given the tremendous damage and loss of life as a result of the recent quakes in Haiti, Chile, and China, could this be a shiny glimpse of light on the otherwise tarnished reputation of climate change?