Asked in Environmental IssuesGlobal WarmingGlaciers
What are the causes of melting of glaciers?
January 05, 2016 11:23AM
- A rise in the temperature of the air around the glacier.
- Increasing accumulation of dust [from volcanic eruptions for one example] on the glacier's surface. The "dirtier" the the surface of the glacier's ice, the less sunlight it reflects, and the more sunlight it absorbs, increasing its surface temperature, and causing increased melting.
- Glaciers are melting because of Global Warming . The toxic chemicals that come from things like cars and factories make an attraction to the sun there for it heats up the earth . This is actually very bad because glaciers cool the atmosphere , and if they're gone the whole entire planet will heat up the a degree where nothing can live on it , and that also goes for the icebergs etc .