HELHEIM GLACIER RETREATING

Greenland

Information Regarding the Top Impact!

Rapid melting and retreat of glaciers such as Helheim, in Greenland, contribute to increasing sea levels and growing amounts of freshwater in oceans worldwide.

Key Facts and Details!

  • Freshwater mixing with salt water due to melting ice caps and increasing sea levels!

  • Snow is falling but the glacier is still melting!

  • Helheim glacier triggered nearly 20 percent of the 136 glacialquakes recorded from January 1993 to October 2005 in Greenland!

What Does the Future Hold?

The reason salt water and fresh water tend to separate is because their densities are different. Most fish species can only survive in one or the other based on their salinity tolerance, or how much salt their bodies can handle. If the glacier continues to melt at the speed it's going then our aquatic life could be at risk.

SOLUTION

Urge Peabody Energy to Protect Our Fresh Water Supply By Reducing Its Global Warming Emissions
Big image