Series: Water Systems
Glaciers and polar ice caps hold more than three - quarters of the Earth’s freshwater. Due to an overall increase in the global temperature, most glaciers in the world today are melting. This is, in turn, affecting the water systems, leading to widespread floods, followed by long - term freshwater shortage. The melting of glaciers also affects the ocean water, causing problems to the marine organisms. Show Less
The process in which water continuously changes its form through evaporation and condensation and circulates between the water bodies, the atmosphere, and land is known as the water cycle.