What is the impact of glacier melting on human beings? Experts predict that the alpine glaciers will melt in 2050

Do you find that this summer is so hot that you can’t stand not to stay in the air-conditioned room. Moreover, since August, high temperatures have continued to appear in Europe, with the highest temperatures in Italy, France, Spain and other countries breaking through 39 degrees Celsius.


Therefore, experts have issued a warning that the planpinjo glacier on Mont Blanc, the highest peak of the Alps, continues to melt, and a piece of about 500000 cubic meters of melting ice may collapse at any time.

Because of global warming, the area of ice sheets and glaciers all over the world is decreasing. Experts predict that by 2050, there will be only half of the glaciers in the Alps.


As we all know, glaciers are the largest fresh water storage area in the world, and nearly 70% of the world’s fresh water is stored in glaciers. Since the end of the ice age in 1850, global glaciers began to retreat. Of course, this is a normal phenomenon of climate change! However, since the 1940s and 1950s, data from all over the world show that global glaciers are melting in many regions at an unprecedented speed.


In fact, scientists issued a similar warning last year, and concluded that this phenomenon was caused by abnormal temperature rise. According to the data provided by the Alpine Ecosystem Research Center, the temperature in the Alps increased by 2 degrees Celsius in the 20th century, which is twice the temperature increase recorded in the northern hemisphere.

Mont Blanc, also known as Mont Blanc, is the highest peak of the Alps, located at the junction of France’s upper Sava province and Italy’s valledaosta. At 4810 meters above sea level, Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe. The terrain of Mont Blanc is towering. It is affected by the westerly wind all the year round and has abundant precipitation. There is snow in winter, no melting in summer, and snow covered with glaciers. About 200 square kilometers are covered by glaciers, which slide down the slope. On the French side of the northwest slope, there is the famous mede glacier, and on the Italian side of the southeast slope, there are major glaciers such as miaj and brunva.


The melting of the half wall glacier, it will be a terrible scene. Have you ever considered what it would be like if all the glaciers in the world melt away? How should human beings face it?


At present, the glacier area on the earth has exceeded 16 million square kilometers, accounting for almost 11% of the earth’s area. Glaciers contain 950 million cubic kilometers of water. If all of them melt, the global sea level will rise 65 meters, and most of the coastal areas will be submerged.

The damage caused by melting glaciers is more than that. In addition to rising sea level and inundation of large areas of land, human beings will also face the problem of survival. Homes have been flooded, large areas of arable land have been flooded, people have to move away, what a huge loss it will be.


Because of the change of sea and land position, the direction of monsoon current will be forced to change, and the climate of each region will also change abruptly.


However, Xiaobian believes that if one day, all glaciers really melt, human beings can still continue to live. At present, scientists are exploring the universe, looking for habitable planets besides the earth. Before the glaciers melt, before the disaster, we may have moved.

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