Despite the efforts made by global communities across the world to reduce global warming, the results are not encouraging at all. Temperature is continuously rising and human, as well as sea species, are becoming endangered. Lavish lifestyle and industrialization are the main factors behind this. Agencies are striving hard to reduce the greenhouse gasses’ effect in our atmosphere. But their efforts have mostly failed. A recent report suggests that in last three decades, the surface areas of sea ice in the Arctic region has dropped more than half. Snow, Water, Ice, Permafrost in Arctic (SWIPA) has done this study.
Recently, a team of 90 scientists has warned that the Arctic region could be free of ice by 2040. They have warned that the rate of heating in this region has doubled in past 50 years.
The area of sea ice has contracted considerably. The report says that the area of sea ice in the North America and Eurasian Arctic is below 50% in comparison to the values found in 2000.
This situation is really very alarming as this can impact climate change negatively. Two decades from now, the region will be free from ice.
Reports further pointed out that the low-end facts and figures of ice caps and ice sheets were neglected. IPCC had already warned on this matter.
The stress will continue on the Arctic and Antarctic region’s ecosystem. The species like Polar bear, seal, and walrus are in danger. A recent study has revealed that increasing level of carbon dioxide could have a major impact on Marine processes.
Scientists further added that the point of no return had been reached for this region. Yet, efforts might reduce the impact on this region and on the rest of the world.
It’s time for all global agencies to come together and think of a better solution. We must reduce the emissions of the greenhouse gasses which are responsible for such destruction.
These new facts came just after the National Snow, and Ice Centre reported back in March 2017. It has revealed that the area of sea snow in Arctic was the lowest in the month of March. Since the inception of satellite recording of sea ice, 38 years ago, this is the lowest value ever.
NASA has also noted similar kind of facts. It said that between 1976 and 1996 the average sea ice loss rate was 8,300 square miles per year. Further, they found that from 1996 to 2013 this loss rate was 19,500 square miles per year. These figures show that the loss rate had more than doubled in this time period.
This quick loss of ice in Arctic region is responsible for rising sea level. Further, it also reduces that surface areas hence reduces the reflection of space radiation. That means the sea will absorb the radiation and hence there would be a further rise in the degree of global warming.
We really need to control all these immediate putting efforts; else, consequences may be more dangerous and harmful.