Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Scientists have warned that climate change is likely to cause more environmental damage in the form of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. It has been feared for a while that the natural disasters we have experienced in recent times have been more violent than we have experienced before, and the Royal Society are putting this down to climate change; claiming that "even the smallest change in our environment" could cause big repercussions. Big changes in rising sea levels, melting ice caps and freak weather will be the culprits that could trigger natural disasters, and as certain recent events show, we are no equipped to handle the aftermath.
They are also warning of "ice-quakes", break up in ice sheets which could trigger big tsunamis. Scientists also claim that if all the ice were to melt, then it could trigger earthquakes due to pressue the ice once had on the earth being released.