Although this information seems very positive, it only really applies to the central and eastern parts of the continent. Meanwhile, the massive West Antarctica sheet, due to global warming, is looking as though it will eventually collapse. Subsequently, sea levels could raise up to nine feet, essentially flooding coastal cities. This worries me greatly, as the lives of millions of people will be at risk in future generations, as a result of our climate that we have helped to create today. It is very upsetting.
Furthermore, it is clear that further greenhouse gas emissions will increase the risk of the ice collapse in Antarctica and heighten the risk of a significant rise in sea level. Not only should we be considering how this may effects humans living in cities along the ocean, but also the animals presently on the Western Antarctica sheet of ice. It seems as though animals continue to be disregarded and pushed aside by the public. They are essential components of our ecosystem, as they keep the food chain and balance of the environment in tact.
So, how can we fix this? Well, it is going to take a lot of commitment and determination but it is possible. I feel as though this is why we accomplish very little in terms of environmental issues, because people do not wish to exert so much energy or simply feel as though it is too hard to change. But, by further reducing our carbon emissions and worrying more about what we put into our atmosphere, we may see changes. These changes will not necessarily by visible, but our future generations will thank us if we begin to change now!