Do you know that mountain glaciers are typically only tens of meters thick, which are shrinking with an average speed of 60-70cm every year?
More worryingly is the fact that the melting-pace of these glacier was reported three times higher in 2005 as compared to the 1980s. The latest survey concluded 30 glaciers worldwide by World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS), based in Switzerland, shows that in the year 2005 glaciers have melt 1.6 times more than the average annual loss during the 1990s.
Wilfried Haeberli, WGMS director Wilfried Haeberli feared that if the current trend continues than most of glacier would disappear on a timescale of decades.
He is quoted as he said to BBC:
We can say there were times during the warmer periods of the last 10,000 years when glaciers have been comparable to what they are now.
He added further
we will enter conditions which we have not seen in the past 10,000 years, and perhaps conditions which mankind has never experienced.
We’ve talked much about global warming, rising sea level, melting glaciers etc and well aware of the results of climate change and I think there is no need to discuss more on the matter in fact it’s time to take strong measures to stop this self-destruction, without wasting a friction of second. Any delay on our part means a bit more receding of glaciers.
Acceptance of clean energy and stronger laws to encourage the rapid, widespread adoption including America can stabilize the global climate. It requires a powerful social movement to overcome political and corporate apathy and catalyze the clean energy revolution.