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World Park Arctic - The danger of melting ice


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Global warming is melting the Arctic at an alarming pace. This summer the Arctic ice cover was the smallest ever recorded. As a result, a host of countries are seeking to drill for the oil and gas once protected by ice.

It's a sad irony. In attempting to secure "rights" to Arctic fisheries, new transport routes, oil, gas and mineral resources, countries gain a vested interest in the continued melting of the Arctic. But the more oil and gas we burn, the faster the Arctic melts and the closer our planet comes to catastrophic climate change.

READ MORE: http://www.greenpeace.org/international ... ctic270807


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Besides,there is another problem concerning the melting of ice.The water of the iceburgs is mixed with the salt water of the sea,and alters it's substances.Small organisms(plankton) can't stand the change and die...So all the other creatures that depend on them will die along with them...

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