Climate Change Across The World

  1. Rapidly Shrinking Glaciers In Montana

The rise in temperature and the warmer atmosphere has dramatically affected the #Montana glaciers. Since 1966, 39 glaciers of Montana have reduced their size up to #85 percent. According to the U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University, there is a great loss of glaciers by 39 percent in the Montana and only 26 huge glaciers are left. These #26 remaining glaciers are larger than 25 acres. This shrinkage of the glacier can affect the tourism as well as the change in the mountain ecosystem in the Northern Rocky Mountains.

  1. Tibetan Alpine Grassland At Risk Of Stability

The rising temperatures could lead to instability of the #Tibetan plateau thus affecting the Alpine grassland. This warmer climate ultimately upset the ecosystem of an area and is a threat for the farmers and herders. The Tibetan plateau measures up to #25 million square kilometers and has a fragile ecosystem. The temperature varies throughout the day and night even in summer. In the day, the temperature is below #25 degrees celsius while at night the temperature falls with the freezing degree. Most of the grassland area is used for grazing animals like sheep, yak, etc. the total estimated population of the grassland is #9.8 million. The researcher found that due to its high altitude even the small variations in the temperature affect the grassland climate.

  1. Antarctica’s Central Ice Sheet Is Stable

The central sheet ice of Antarctica is stable for #millions of years since the climate was warmer up until now. The researchers are studying the effect of climate change on these ice sheets. The change in temperature could lead to melting of the ice sheets and the #gradual rise of the sea level. According to the researchers and studies, the scientists say that these ice sheets are stable, but the ice sheets at the coastline are at high risk due to rise in temperature. Furthermore, the study has revealed that these ice sheets help to maintain the climate of the ocean and the earth’s atmosphere cool.

  1. Paris 1.5 Degree Celsius target may be demolished by 2026

The Paris conference negotiated that the rise in global temperatures could smash the 1.5 degree Celsius barrier by #2026. A term known as #Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) is a natural, slow moving climate driver who is suspicious to move in a positive phase. Right now, the IPO is in a negative phase since 1999. However, due to continuous record breaking rise in temperatures in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 can lead the IPO to move into a positive phase. The IPO has an extremely strong effect on the climate and changes very slowly over the #period of 10-20 years. During the positive phase of the IPO, the temperature of the Pacific Ocean is warmer and the regions of the north and south are cooled. This situation is reversed when the IPO is in the negative phase. In the past, IPO has entered the positive phases in following two periods, i.e. from 1925-1946 and 1977-1998. In both these periods, there was aggressive increase in the global temperatures.

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