Giant Tsunamis Will Devastate The Earth Following The Inevitable Melting Of Ice

The global warming that our planet and living beings at the same time are dealing with, has a considerable impact on ecosystems and biodiversity. Between the concentration of greenhouse gases, the decline and extinction of certain animal species and atmospheric pollution among others, here the melting of glaciers also caused by global warming causes significant landslides in some regions of the globe with the risk proved to be triggered by tsunamis.

Giant Tsunamis

Tsunami case following ice melt in Alaska
Already in October 2015, there was a massive landslide generated by the retreat of the Tyndall glacier which caused a giant tsunami of nearly 200 m, one of the highest waves ever recorded in the world, in the Taan Fjord of Alaska , spilling nearly 180 million tons of rocks

Passed almost unnoticed at the time when it was one of the largest tsunamis ever recorded, this climate event had fortunately no human victims.

The origin of this unusual wave was a gigantic landslide over the Tyndall glacier known to be in sharp decline since the end of the 20th century. When the ice that supports and limits the slopes, bottom, the bedrock appears and is enslaved to a greater prospect of landslides and landslides.

Study highlights tsunami risk from climate change
A study of the 2015 Tsunami in Taan Fjord, Alaska, attempts to shed light on a detailed clarification of the geological implications and contingencies of similar events caused by an indirect effect of climate change, which increases the frequency and intensity of climate change. extent of natural hazards near the glacial mountains.

This study will enable scientists to better identify risks by implementing a risk modeling principle.

Dan Shugar and Bretwood Higman, both co-authors of the study, point out that climate change is causing glaciers to retreat around the world, which can expose unstable slopes.

They conclude their study by arguing that as the climate warms and glaciers shrink and recede, they can no longer support rocky slopes, causing expansion and fracture as stresses are relaxed. This slope condition leads to falling rocks, deep gravity deformations and sometimes catastrophic rock avalanches.

While much research had already focused on the issue of tsunamis caused by earthquakes, researchers had so far lacked tangible bases to build upon when huge waves generated by landslides, much more rare phenomenon.

Apart from the risk of tsunamis, if this phenomenon persists and rushes, a precipitous rise in the level of the oceans could occur and this would directly and significantly impact all populations living at low altitudes near the coast.

Environmental impact of global warming
Between melting ice, increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases, the decline and extinction of certain animal species and ecosystems without forgetting the extreme disruption of biodiversity and strong erosions, the phenomenon of global warming worries all communities scientists and supporters of the environment and other environmentalists.

Indeed, global warming caused largely by human behavior without it being really aware that the planet could be increased, in intensity and frequency, extreme weather events such as cyclones and other torrential rains, no not to mention tsunamis ... All of these environmental phenomena will have a high probability of causing an intense and profound impact on human societies.

Studies have even alerted to this fact and commented on the decline of animals and plants, referred to as the sixth wave of mass extinction, another consecutive feature of global warming due to human activities. It is even estimated that nearly half of the wildlife has disappeared in the last 40 years.

So how to deal with this global cataclysm that is one of the key issues of our era? At first glance, to begin to adopt a human behavior modeled on the notion of sustainable development, by going through a fundamental change in our way of life, implying the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, by reducing its energy consumption, and by optimizing the use of resources while moving towards renewable energies.
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