"Strange" (and to put it mildly) behaviorrecently, the weather increasingly makes scientists think about what will happen to our planet further. But major climate change is happening now. Extreme heat in Siberia has been causing fire for more than one week, but a rise in temperature has also been recorded in other regions. In Europe, in the Sahara region and in Greenland. And the last - this is a problem for our entire planet.
Why did Greenland start to melt
In general, the Greenland ice sheet melts slightly induring the summer and is restored in the winter and this is normal. However, this year melting began much earlier - in May. It is expected that the oncoming warm front will increase the melting of the ice even more. The giant ice sheet of Greenland rises to 3000 thousand meters above sea level. Weather forecasters predict that its top will be especially warm this week. About zero degrees.
This is a very warm temperature for such a height, -says Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute. The year 2019 may be closer to a record 2012, when the Greenland ice sheet lost more than 14,000 tons of ice per second. What is happening in Greenland will be felt throughout the world. Only in July, the Greenland ice sheet lost 160 billion tons of ice.
Why the heat in Greenland is bad
Mainly because the melting of the ice will fillThe North Atlantic is fresh water, and this may affect living organisms there and the weather in North-Western Europe. The result may be stronger storms. This has already happened in the UK in 2015 and 2016. Water, formed from the Greenland ice sheet, according to scientists, will add more than one millimeter to the level of the world's oceans. And in tropical latitudes - more than two millimeters.
This is interesting: By 2080, global warming will force people to move to Siberia.
Fears are shared by scientists from Oxforduniversity. A recent study in the journal World Weather Attribution says that similar periods of abnormal heat can be repeated in future years, which will further affect the melting of Greenland's glaciers. In the end, now the warm currents of the Atlantic Ocean, if I may say so, are “cooled”. All this already leads to the fact that the climate on Earth is changing, which causes floods and even more pronounced sharply continental climate (when winter is cold and summer is hot). A hot summer can provoke new periods of abnormal heat, which closes the circle and ultimately can lead to global climate change on the planet in the foreseeable future.
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