Scientists worried about massive Arctic ice melting

Scientists worried about massive Arctic ice melting

August 11, 2021

The historical maximum air temperature is recorded in Greenland.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In Greenland, more than eight billion tons of ice is melting per day. This trend is associated with the unusually high air temperature on the island – more than 20 degrees, which is twice bigger than the average summer for the region.

Scientists are concerned about massive ice melting in the Arctic. According to their calculations, the formed water is enough to cover the entire territory of the US state of Florida with a five-centimeter layer, RT reports citing the Polar Portal website.

Satellite observations show that about 250 billion tons of Greenland ice is converted to water every year, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, according to the estimates of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, if all the ice in Greenland melts, the level of the World Ocean will rise by about six meters, which could lead to serious climate changes on the planet.

Scientists recalled that this is not the first large-scale one-day ice melting in Greenland. Therefore, in 2012, in one summer day, the loss amounted to 12.5 billion tons of ice, and in 2019 – 11 billion tons.

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August 11, 2021

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