February 26

We’ve all heard the typical predicted results of global warming — rising tides, shrinking shorelines, more intense weather, etc.  The editors of Live Science delved a little deeper and identified some surprising secondary results.

For instance, did you know that a number of mountain ranges (such as the Alps) have grown taller over the last century?  It’s true.  With the melting of glaciers that sit on top of some of the ranges, the compressive weight has been reduced, and the mountains have actually elevated to new heights.

Check out nine other unexpected results of global warming at http://bit.ly/zZ884x

Alps photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Blutgretchen