50 + Bloodcurdling Images Depicting Adverse Global Warming Effects on World’s Glaciers

Who doesn’t admire the beauty of freshly fallen snow or the ice-capped mountains? Even if someone doesn’t like cold weather, there is no way they could resist the breathtaking charm of snowy landscapes. Alas! These landscapes are melting away. The planet is witnessing drastic global warming effects on glaciers and ice caps – from Antarctica to the Himalayas.

With rising global temperatures, the glaciers, ice sheets, and other ice caps are melting; so much so that the planet has lost 28 trillion tons of ice mass in the past 23 years. A study has estimated ice loss on land in 24 years on mountain glaciers at 6.1 trillion tons, followed by Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets at 3.8 trillion tons and 2.5 trillion tons, respectively. Moreover, a total loss of 7.6 trillion tons of Arctic sea ice and 6.5 trillion tons of Antarctic ice shelves was estimated.

50 + Alarming Images Depicting Adverse Global Warming Effects on World's Ice Masses

Alarming images of climate change and global warming effects on glaciers and ice caps around the world

We have compiled a photolog of 50+ alarming images of climate change and global warming effects on glaciers and ice caps around the world. From Greenland to Antarctica, from the Arctic to the Himalayas – the earth is losing ice caps at a rapid rate, which threatens to increase sea level dramatically and devour the coastal areas.

Polar bears are immensely threatened by global warming effects on glaciers, as they are not only losing their natural habitat but their food sources as well.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Polar Bears International/BJ Kirschhoffer/AFP

This glacial lake in Alaska didn’t exist in 1950, but now broken iceberg fragments float in it. Global warming effects on glaciers could not be more obvious.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: NBC News

Global warming effects on glaciers causing to melt of these ice masses and are expected to increase the sea levels dramatically, which could lead to the destruction and annihilation of coastal regions across the globe.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Gui Bortolotto

A pair of penguins playing on a giant piece of ice mass on the seashore, while no iceberg or ice caps are to be seen anywhere around.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Quartz

A mother and cub polar bear on barely existent snow patch as melting ice makes a puddle of water around them.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Katharina M Miller/Polar Bears International

Global warming effects on glaciers are leading to cracks in the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

A research ship in the North Pole, where glaciers are seen split with puddles of water formed over them.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Steffen Graupner

Crevasses in the ice stretch on the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

Cracks on glaciers often lead to the breakage of ice caps and provide entries for warm waters that further the melting of ice sheets.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

An iceberg in Disko Bay, Greenland, where icebergs calving into the sea are a major contributor to Greenland’s ice loss.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

A stream of meltwater flows over frozen mass in Greenland, triggering further ice melting.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

60-foot deep meltwater riverine has been created in this polar ice sheet.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

This meltwater riverine calves on the sides of the ice sheet, causing the breaking of ice caps.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

Supraglacial lakes usually surfaced during the summer seasonal melt, but they are becoming much common as Greenland as global warming effects on glaciers lead to melting.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

Moulins in ice caps drip warm water to the base of the ice, triggering a chain reaction of melting.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

Crevasses scar ice caps on the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica as far as the eye can see.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

Signs of climate change can be observed across Antarctica – melting of landscapes and affected species that live here.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

Rising temperatures are resulting in ice loss and warmer waters surrounding the continent of Antarctica.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

The past four decades have witnessed immense ice loss from the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

The warming of waters under the glaciers has exacerbated the global warming effects on glaciers and ice caps.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

Due to habitat loss, some penguin populations have been pushed to the edge of extinction, while others have adapted to the warming climate.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

The changing climatic conditions have shrunk the food sources for penguins, leading the species to adapt.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

Once snowy hills are now covered in more vegetation as ice caps are melting amid the effects of global warming and the underlying soil is releasing nitrogen to help grow grass.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Kelly Levin/WRI

Arctic seabirds are adapting as climate change decreases ice caps, bringing warmer weather and shifting food sources.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Allan Hopkins

Beauty in Chaos – A beautiful ice cap is floating in Greenland, where ice loss has increased dramatically in the past few years.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

With global warming issues getting severe, the ice caps in Greenland are taking heavy losses.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

With the midnight sun’s colors hitting the ice and a beautiful palette in the sky in Ilulissat, one might forget the hard-hitting reality of global warming for a moment.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

Scientists are worried as the Arctic permafrost melts, exposing soils with high levels of carbon deposits which could upset the carbon balance and magnify the effects of global warming on glaciers if defrosted sufficiently.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Jeremy Potter/NOAA

Moving icebergs in the sea are more perceptible to escalated ice melting.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

An aerial shot of the Greenland Ice Sheet, with a multitude of meltwater riverine flowing through it.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

The photographer aimed to capture the impact of global warming through this image of a giant iceberg floating in the sea with small fragments of ice swirling around it.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

A Polar Landscape in Antarctica, with fragments of ice floating in the water.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Momatiuk /Eastcott/Corbis

The Bhutan-Himalaya region is observing the formation of glacial lakes amid rising temperatures.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: NASA

A rising moon behind the icebergs even beautifies the chaotic situation of melting ice caps owing to the effects of global warming.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

The increasing global temperatures are causing a catastrophic meltdown of the Greenland Ice Sheet, along with other icy landscapes losing ice caps.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Albert Dros

Broken pieces of ice caps and glaciers floating in the seas have become a common appearance due to global warming.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

The oceans around ice sheets are getting warmer, instigating the melting of ice caps and further contributing to global warming.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Albert Dros

The ice fjord at Ilulissat, with multiple crevices and meltwater puddles.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Albert Dros

Over the past four decades, satellite data has shown more rapid water flow into the ocean from glaciers, raising concerns over sea level rise.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Albert Dros

Hot temperatures have melted the ice and formed a glacial lake on top of an iceberg, with a waterfall falling in the ocean.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Albert Dros

Large cracks in giant icebergs often lead to the breaking and melting of ice caps amid global warming.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Albert Dros

A lone polar bear lying on a small floating iceberg. The species is threatened by the rapid melting of ice caps and glaciers.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: WWF-Aus / Chris Johnson

As the planet warms up, glaciers all over Antarctica are melting rapidly, which threatens the existence of the entire planet and all of its inhabitants.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: HO/Reuters

Pieces broken from ice caps and glaciers swirl around in the oceans.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

Two small icebergs floating in the sea, covered by clouds near Kulusuk, Greenland, where ice melting has been particularly dramatic.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

A huge iceberg in eastern Greenland with a hole at the bottom, which could allow warm waters to calve at the ice.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/APA

A multitude of icebergs floating through the sea, a clear indication of the effects of global warming on glaciers and ice caps.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

Three icebergs floating in waters near Kulusuk, Greenland, where scientists are hard at work, trying to understand the alarmingly rapid melting of the ice.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

This image depicts the Greenland glaciers on the edge of collapse, an iceberg with multiple meltwater lakes amid rising temperatures.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

Climatic changes have exacerbated global warming, leading to massive meltdowns of ice caps around the globe.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

An iceberg is seen at the horizon, wobbling around in the ocean.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

Scientists studying the icy landscape, meltwater riverine and lakes can be seen in this picture of Greenland.

50 + Alarming Images of Melting Ice Masses amid Global Warming

Image: Felipe Dana/AP

Ice is lost by melting rather than iceberg calving near Illusitat as here the glaciers meet the sea, inducing melting.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

Broken pieces of a glacier can be seen floating around in the waters, a clear sign of global warming effects on glaciers and ice caps of the planet.

50 + Scary Images Depicting Effects of Global Warming on World's Ice Masses

Image: Ian Joughin

An iceberg in the Ilulissat Fjord, carved by wind and water, furthering the melting of ice caps.

Global Warming Effects on Glaciers

Image: Ian Joughin

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