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Monday, April 8, 2019

Why Drive More? To Help Melt Earth's Icecaps Faster...

“The time it takes to fully melt the cube depends on: a) the size of the cube; and b) the temperature in your kitchen.”

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Every 500m you drive will melt 15kg of glacier ice over the next century, a new study reveals

 By Jamie Seidel

CONTENT to jump in the car and drive around the corner to buy some milk? You’ve just caused 1kg of glacier ice to melt. That’s the disturbing finding of a new climate study.

IT’S too late.
That’s the finding of a new study into the rate of glacier ice loss.
The iconic Himalayas and the Rockies are going to be devastated. Nothing can be done to stop glaciers from melting over the next 100 years.
Even if we halted all carbon emissions today.
“Due to the slow reaction of glaciers to climate change, our behaviour has a massive impact beyond the 21st century: In the long run, five hundred meters by car with a mid-range vehicle will cost one kilogram of glacier ice,” researchers say.
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Specialists from the Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen and the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences at the University of Innsbruck have been calculating the results of successfully complying with the Paris Agreement — the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.



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