101s Preview — While You Were Sleeping

Glaciers have been forming over the course of hundreds of thousands of years and are found on every continent except Australia. These large sheets of ice have been keeping Earth a habitable place.
As they move, glaciers wear away the terrain to carve out many natural features such as lakes, valleys and mountains. Each of these provide ecosystems, homes, for plants, animals and us to survive and thrive.
During the dry season, glacial meltwater flows down to irrigate food crops. The glaciers in the Himalayas alone — a mountain range spanning India, China , Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Nepal — affect hundreds of millions of people. China and India supply half of the world’s wheat and rice, and their harvests rely on glaciers for water.
The vast white surfaces of the glaciers reflect the sun’s rays back into space. This protects the land from absorbing too much heat, and helps to cool the whole globe!
Glaciers are formed as each fresh coat of snow buries and compresses the previous, hardening it into ice. Each layer of glacial ice preserves a record of what Earth was like at the time — the temperature of the air and present particles like dust, pollen and ash.
The unprecedented level of carbon dioxide in the air is trapping record levels of heat in the atmosphere, and irrevocably melting our ice.
Will we preserve our guardians?

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