World ocean level rising at record rate

World ocean level rising at record rate

September 28, 2021

Scientists attribute the growth to the melting of glaciers in the Arctic.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The problem of climate change on the planet is becoming more acute every year. Over the past ten years, the ice level in the Arctic has decreased by 13 percent compared to 1979. Warming oceans and melting ice have led to an increase in global ocean levels by 3.1 millimeters per year. This figure is the highest in the last hundred years of observation.

This trend was recorded by scientists from the European Union Climate Change Service Copernicus. They released a new report. It says that over 40 years in the Arctic, the amount of underwater ice has melted, equal in area to six territories of Germany. The surface of the Arctic Ocean has warmed the most. It accounts for about 4 percent of global warming of 0.015 degrees Celsius per year, writes the weekly magazine Profil.

In addition, warming is causing some marine life to migrate to colder waters, experts explain. This, for example, happened in 2019, when a poisonous lionfish moved from the Suez Canal to the Ionian Sea due to warming in the Mediterranean basin.

Therefore, scientists believe that the rise in the water level in the world is not a problem for the future, it is damaging the entire planet right now. Notable examples, according to researchers, are also the record high flood in Venice in 2019, when 80 percent of the city was flooded, and four cases of rising water in the middle and southern Mediterranean in the same year.

Earlier, we wrote that shrubs accelerate the permafrost melting, and global warming causes the earth’s axis shift.

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Text: Ekaterina Maksimova, Photo: open sources

September 28, 2021

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