Friday, April 1, 2011

The Big Melt - Andrew Nikiforuk

Rating: **

Have you ever wondered what happened to the glaciers over the past 50 years? If yes, then you should read this article about glaciers and the continuous issue with global warming.

Over the last 20 years, Peter Lemieux has been a mountain guide exploring the glaciers on the Columbia Ice field. Over many years, the glaciers have started to crumble losing a large amount of its size, and Peter is concerned. The changes to our glaciers are the most obvious environmental change known as global warming. Glaciers now lose approximately 565 million cubic feet of ice more than it regains in a new snowfall. Peter takes newly explorers on tours to show them the wonders of the world before they are gone forever.

This article has affected me because it has shown me how global warming is having a huge effect on our world whether we realize it or not. It has made me wonder about what is going to happen to all the habitants that need the cold glaciers and the cold winter, to survive. It has inspired me to stop wasting our natural resources, and to care about the stuff we absolutely need and realize how lucky we are. It will change my behavior and attitude towards these kinds of subjects.

Nikiforuk, Andrew. “The Big Melt”. Explore Magazine. October 2004. Issue 129. Page: 34-38, 66, 68. Print

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