Black Ice Is Responsible For Climate Change

Black Ice Is Responsible For Climate Change

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Are you aware of the dangers of climate change? The sad truth is that most people probably are not aware of the dangers, don't believe in it, or don't feel that they can do anything about it. As more and more countries become industrialized, lots of more pollution is made, such as soot, which is causing glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica to melt at an alarming rate that has scientists deeply concerned. Soot is fine black particles which consist of acids, chemicals, metals, soils, and dust which are produced by incomplete combustion of coal, oil, wood, or other fuels.
As a result of massive industrialization, soot is covering virtually all of Greenland's glaciers and creates what scientists refer to as “black ice.” Black ice is when the top of the glacier is covered in soot, so the glacier is dark and not white, which causes it to melt fast. The danger associated with rapid glacier melt is this: Greenland's glaciers hold enough water to add an additional 21 feet of sea level, which is about 7 metres. If that does not scare you, this will: 21 additional feet of sea water means that 80 of the 100 biggest cities in the world will be covered in water, cities like New York, Washington D.C., and Hong Kong.  So you know the dangers, we as human beings must demand that all world leaders start taking steps to combat this and stop stalling.