Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Environment - Melting Ice Caps

What Is Happening Now In The Artics

-temperatures have been rising in the arctic

-thickness of the ice sheet has decreased

-Springs are coming earlier, and fall is arriving later

-Surface temperatures are increasing at a rate of 2 degrees per decade

-water absorbs heat and thus increases the heat



human activities (emission of greenhouse gases, deforestation)

Emission Of Greenhouse Gases

-transportation needs, burning of fossil fuels

Burning of fossil fuels

-like petroleum, oil, coal, natural gases


-find greener way to make electricity and use energy conserving items like energy bulbs. (solar panels, wind mills)

-use items that do not produce air pollution (cars that run on electricity)

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