Why are there melting glaciers in Patagonia and Canada and Greenland?
Climate change would be my educated guess. The rays that hit the Earth used to be able to get out of the atmosphere. Now with all the air pollution the heat rays are being locked under the atmosphere, basically where us humans are located. In result the earth is warming up. Patagonia, Canada and Greenland are not the only places suffering. For example the Himalayas glaciers are melting which is a huge problem for the people on the banks who use that water to bathe and to drink. I know this wasn't part of your question, but if we don't be careful, sea levels will rise massively which could result in flooding coastlines. Think about the Netherlands! they are BELOW sea level.
Source(s): attentive as a 7th grader, both parents are scientists
* There is no island nation southwest of Greenland, which is the location of Canada. The island nation southeast of Greenland is Iceland, whose capital is Reykjavik. Iqaluit is the territorial capital and the largest community of the Canadian province of Nunavut, which is west of Greenland. Ottawa is the national capital of Canada, and Nunavut is part of Canada.
The distance from Franklin Island (territory belonging to Greenland) to Ellesmere Island (Canada), across the Nares Strait, is about 25 km. If the Canadian claim to Hans Island is considered valid, Canada is even closer, at a distance of approximately 20 km. From Qaqortoq, Greenland, to Iqaluit, Canada, it is about 740miles, or 1200km. From Qaanaaq to Ellesmere Island (the closest it is to canada), it is about 140miles, or 230km.
The only current ice sheets are Antarctic and Greenland; during the last ice age at Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) the Laurentide ice sheet covered much of Canada and North America, the Weichselian ice sheet covered northern Europe and the Patagonian Ice Sheet covered southern South America. The Antarctic ice sheet is the largest single mass of ice on Earth. The Greenland ice sheet occupies about 82% of the surface of Greenland, and if melted would…