Dec 14, 2009
Australia, the Antarctic region, Ardley penguins drift on the ice. According to NASA aerial survey shows that the Antarctic ice sheet melting 57 billion tons a year, these Emperor penguins, are faced with the rapid reduction of survivable region.
Bulgaria, Krichim, waha Dam (VachaDam), the volunteers are trying to clean up discarded plastic bottles and garbage.
China, Jiangxi Province, Poyang Lake. Affected by the Yangtze River water level and low rainfall, it’s showing a picture of the drought
Indonesia, PELALAWAN, large-scale disafforestation of native forest, the timber will be used for papermaking, the local government obtains a great deal of interest and the local ecology are being severely damaged.
Saudi Arabia, the capital, Riyadh, dust storm swept toward city. Global warming, leading to increasing differences between wet and dry areas, in the inland areas, every year, arrogant mankind is increasingly being ravaged by the dust storm.
Vienne in central France, a long queue before the highway toll station. Throughout the world, cities are more and more increasing, urban manufacturing emissions, waste and waste water are endless destruction of the environment.
Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the equator, is Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania rising 4,600 m (15,092 ft) from its base (and approximately 5,100 m/16,732 ft from the plains near Moshi), and is additionally the highest peak in Africa at 5,892 metres (19,331 ft), providing a dramatic view of the surrounding plains. While Kilimanjaro appears to be dormant volcanically, the response of the top of the mountain to climate change draws global attention. There has been marked retreat of the glaciers, with the most recent ice cap volume dropping by more than 80%.Sources disagree when the glaciers will be gone due to melting. In 2002, a study led by Ohio State University ice core paleoclimatologist Lonnie Thompson predicted that ice on top of Africa’s tallest peak would be gone between 2015 and 2020. In 2007, a team of Austrian scientists from University of Innsbruck predicted that the plateau ice cap will be gone by 2040, but some ice on the slope will remain longer due to local weather conditions. Yet another, the California Academy of Sciences, predicts that the glaciers will be gone by 2050.