Saturday 1 December 2012

Sea-level rise from polar ice melt : By Lim Kay Ray

Research has shown that the melting of polar icecaps has added 11mm to the sea-level over the past two decades and this contributed to one-fifth of the global sea-level rise since 1992. The total rate of melting from all the icecaps has increased over the past 20 years with Greenland losing five times as compared to now from 1992.
I think that if the polar icecaps are going to continue melting at this rate, the polar animals will not be able to survive and soon be extinct as they cannot rest on the ice. This problem is because of global warming and the continual increase in temperature on Earth. This will cause the sea-level to rise and the polar animals will soon die because they will lose their habitat.

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