Posts Tagged ‘Temperate Rainforest Facts’
A new Google Earth map highlights the devastating impact a 4C rise in temperature would have on different parts of the world.
The interactive tool, which was released by the UK�s coalition government, aims to stimulate the debate on carbon emissions and climate change.
It comes after recent warnings that – based on current international carbon pledges – the earth�s temperature is set to rise by an average of nearly 4C, which could lead to sea level rises, forest fires and drought.
The online map (http://www.fco.gov.uk/google-earth-4degrees.kml) shows how temperature rises differ drastically around the world. The Read the rest of this entry »
The temperate forest biome, as its name suggests, is located in the temperate regions of the world i.e. the ‘northern temperate zone’ and the ‘southern temperate zone’ on the planet. It spans across the continents of North America, Europe and Asia in the northern hemisphere of the planet, and covers a significant portion of the South America and Australia in the southern hemisphere. Even with such vast expanse, temperate forest biome is not really as popular as the other biomes of the world, such as the rainforest biome or the tundra biome; and that is quite surprising considering that Read the rest of this entry »
The Temperate Rainforest
Most visits to New Zealand’s stunning Glacier Country are based in Franz Josef village-a small town located just 5 km south of its namesake glacier. Fox Glacier is also nearby, and the enormous Westland National Park offers plenty of scenic spots for exploring and adventuring. While you’re here, check out:
Hiking the glaciers
Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers really are the show-stoppers here, and it is inexcusable to visit the area without experiencing the ice. You can get a decent view of the glaciers from the ground, but for a real Read the rest of this entry »