3 Triftgletscher in Switzerland until recently filled the entire basin seen here. Thinning of the tongue during the 1990s acceleratedand as of 2001 a lake started to form in front of it.Rapid break-up of the snout is now underway.Image: Glaciers Online/Jrg Alean(BBC News, 2005)
4 The satellite photo at far left shows the Larson B ice shelf on Jan The satellite photo at far left shows the Larson B ice shelf on Jan. 31, Ice appears as solid white. Movingto the right, in photos taken Feb. 17 and Feb. 23, the ice begins to disintegrate. In the photos at far right, takenMar. 5 and Mar 7, note water (blue) where solid ice had been, and that a portion of the shelf is drifting away.Photos: National Aeronautics and Space Administration(BBC News)
5 The extent of summer surface melting on Greenland has increased in recent years. Source: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment(BBC News)
6 The icebreaking date for the Tornio River in Finland has been recorded since With the increasedgreenhouse effect, impacts on the cryosphere are likely. One impact will be less ice on rivers and lakes.Freeze-up dates will be delayed, and break-up will begin earlier. The period of river-ice could be shortenedby up to a month. Many rivers within the temperate regions could become ice-free or develop only intermittentor partial ice coverage. (Data from:
22 Malaria will have risen in many parts of the world by 2020 (a temperature increase of about two degrees Fahrenheit)
23 เกิดการระบาดของศัตรูพืช Tree-eating wood beetles are likely to benefit from a warmer climate andreproduce in ever-increasing numbers. These images show damageto White Spruce trees in Alaska caused by the pests.Image: Gary Braasch (BBC NEWS)
25 ความร่วมมือในระดับสากล Kyoto ProtocolPhoto: BBC newsEnvironmentalists plan to hold protests around the worldto mark the treaty coming into forceThe Asia-Pacific Partnershipon Clean Development andClimate (Australia, China, India,Japan, South Korea & USA)
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