qalb14 asked in Environment · 1 decade ago

is green house effect going to start the next ice age of human history?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The answer is no!

    The area covered by sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk for a fourth consecutive year, according to new data released by US scientists.

    They say that this month sees the lowest extent of ice cover for more than a century.The Arctic climate varies naturally, but the researchers conclude that human-induced global warming is at least partially responsible. They warn the shrinkage could lead to even faster melting in coming years.

    "September 2005 will set a new record minimum in the amount of Arctic sea ice cover," said Mark Serreze, of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Boulder, Colorado. "It's the least sea ice we've seen in the satellite record, and continues a pattern of extreme low extents of sea ice which we've now seen for the last four years," he told BBC News.

    September is the month when the Arctic ice usually reaches a minimum. The new data shows that on 19 September, the area covered by ice fell to 5.35 million sq km (2.01 million sq miles), the lowest recorded since 1978, when satellite records became available; it is now 20% less than the 1978-2000 average.

  • 1 decade ago

    hiya there

    green house effect leads to melting of glaciers and change in the direction of oceanic currents. this causes a role reversal in the high n low pressure atmospheric belts and climatic changes occur, which further leads to lowering of temp(direction change of currents+melted glaciers). therefore, it is possible that the next iceage is a result of the green house effect.

    cya then

    dee

    Source(s): for great references, watch the movie: THE DAY AFTER 2MRW. it's a cool film. do watch it.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no the only thing the green house affect will cause more hurricans,tornadoes.etc.... the other thing it will do is melt the glaciers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the greenhouse effect creates warm weather, not cold! but thoeretically, if it got colder after the effect, then it would. depends on your perspective, i guess.

    Source(s): my science encyclopedia.
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  • 1 decade ago

    Something like that.

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