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Bye bye Polar Bears – The ice is melting


Alaska.
Largest State in the United States of America.
739.795 inhabitants of the total area of 1.717.854 km2.
Land of the Midnight Sun State, the Great Land.
The Land of crystal-clear lakes, massive glaciers, the world’s largest mountains, the world’s highest tides, the world’s largest mountains, the world’s largest population of Grizzly Bears and last but not least the incredible diversity of spectacular wild life encounters and stunning landscapes.
This is Alaska.

Rainbow Glacier, Haines/Alaska

While I was traveling through Alaska, the word comes from the Aleut word Alyeska „The Great Land“, I was overwhelmed and speechless caused by endless widths, moose or bears with their cubs, twinkling water in front of mountains covered in snow.
I thought the world seems better, here in Alaska.

Did you ever hear the word Global Warming?
Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history (The Earth’s average temperature rose about 0.6° Celsius in the 20th century)

Holgate Glacier, Seward/Alaska

 

What causes global warming?
Short: Human expansion of the greenhouse effect.

Long: Global warming occurs when carbon dioxide and other air pollutants collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the earth’s surface. Normally, this radiation would escape into space—but these pollutants, which can last for years to centuries in the atmosphere, trap the heat and cause the planet to get hotter. That’s what’s known as the greenhouse effect.

The result?
1. Increasing extreme weather conditions: Flood, forest fires, storms…
2. Sea-level rise: Melting glaciers, the decline in Arctic ice (40% since 1979), eradicated polar bears…
3. Damage in the ecosystem: Ocean acidification…

Matanuska Glacier, Alaska

Change is expected, but this new trend is not. Rapid disappearance of glaciers, ice sheets and throughout the world greatly outpaces the rate over the past tens of thousands of years. Today’s changing climate has been traced to increased carbon in the atmosphere-a direct result of human activity.

Why do glaciers need to conservate?

Impending floods, shortage of water, the variety of flora and fauna (biodiversity) will decline, landslip, no tourism in certain areas -> unemployment….. and and and

It’s not only a local problem – Impacts around the world

As one of the wisest men said: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope” so don’t miss out our…

…Tips and tricks for every day!
– Use your bike instead of your car
– Turn off the lights when you’re leaving a room or go back to the roots and use candles, awwww romantic vibes coming soon
– No standby mode allowed: Always remove the plug (or use the on off button) from the socket after use
– It’s getting chilly? Well, you don’t have to turn on the heating – just wear a 2nd or xtra jumper
– Change your electricity suppliers to reusable energy
– Lastly, the most important thing: Just think about your own global footprint. Mommy Earth needs your help!

By the way, every time i am traveling by car or airplane I feel more than bad cause I know I am guilty BUT at least I try to remind myself the tips above. I mean how does Geoffrey Chaucer already said: Better late than never.

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