TITLE

Earth's Hot Spots

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;1/9/2008, Vol. 78 Issue 14, Special section p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the possible effects of global warming on the different parts of the world. In North America, warmer temperatures could limit snowfall and cause more floods in the winter and less rain in the summer. Parts of Europe could have less rain during the summer that could cause more forest fires. Glaciers in the Himalayas are melting, so rock avalanches and coastal flooding are likely to increase.
ACCESSION #
36448470

 

Related Articles

  • Shrinking glaciers confirm the worst.  // New Scientist;4/30/2005, Vol. 186 Issue 2497, p19 

    The article reports that the first comprehensive survey of glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula shows a widespread retreat that may be more evidence of global warming. The mountainous Antarctic Peninsula stretches north from the icy continent towards South America. Its 244 glaciers dump their ice...

  • GLOBAL WARNINGS --- POLES APART.  // Ecologist;Nov2004, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p10 

    Presents information on the impact of global warming as of November 2004. Status of the glaciers in Antarctica; Perception on the discovery of blue mussels on a seabed from the North Pole.

  • Europe's southernmost glaciers: response and adaptation to climate change. Grunewald, K.; Scheithauer, J. // Journal of Glaciology;2010, Vol. 56 Issue 195, p129 

    The article discusses the study which investigated the response and adaptation of the southernmost glaciers in Europe to climate change. It notes that the glaciers survived in a relatively warm environment due to local topographic controls and high levels of snow accumulation avalanche and...

  • Top Ten 'Global-Warming' Myths.  // Human Events;2/19/2007, Vol. 63 Issue 7, p10 

    The author comments on myths related to global warming. On the issue that glaciers are melting, he claims that the melting is selective. He asserts that the rise in sea levels is not due to global warming because sea levels do rise during interglacial periods. He stresses that climate and...

  • Jo kulhlaups at Tulsequah Glacier, northwestern British Columbia, Canada. Geertsema, Marten; Clague, John J. // Holocene;Feb2005, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p310 

    Jökulhlaups from lakes dammed by Tulsequah Glacier in northwestern British Columbia have occurred regularly since the early twentieth century. The floods commenced after decades of downwasting and retreat of the glacier from its Holocene maximum position, which it achieved in the nineteenth...

  • Abstractions.  // Nature;1/19/2006, Vol. 439 Issue 7074, pxiii 

    The article focuses on the sophisticated model built by scientist Sarah Raper in assessing the effects of global warming on glaciers and ice caps. This model suggests that the global rise in sea levels caused by global warming might not be as great as some estimates have found. But it also shows...

  • the melting point. Rauber, Paul // Sierra;Jul/Aug2003, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p28 

    Provides information on the world climate change due to global warming. Glaciers in Bolivia that are wasting away; Arctic species affected by the shrinkage of ice masses in the polar regions; Threats posed by the melting of the permafrost in Norway.

  • The smoking gun.  // Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Dec2007, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p4 

    In this article, the author discusses his discovery that there are people who believe that the world's glaciers are not disappearing. The author indicates that numerous climate-change-sceptic blogs and websites cite examples of glaciers that are growing. He also highlights some studies...

  • Extreme Forecast.  // Government Technology;Feb2008, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p54 

    This section offers news briefs related to global warming. It was found that in 1996, drivers in Los Angeles, California and New York City alone wasted 600 million gallons of gas sitting in traffic resulting in about 7.5 million tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. A study...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics