Greenland According to a recent report, the huge ice sheet is melting at an alarming rate. According to a report by the Danish government, the surface mass of the ice sheet was reduced by 8.5 billion tons on Tuesday alone. On Thursday, due to the high temperature, another 8.4 billion tons were lost.
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The melt experienced on Tuesday released enough water to cover the entire state Florida In two inches of water. This melting has attracted people’s attention, because the continuous large-scale melting of Greenland’s ice may cause flooding in coastal cities around the world.
Marco Tedesco, a glacier expert at Columbia University, said in an interview with The Guardian that the current rate of melting may accelerate in the future Melting ice“This is a very high level of melting, and it may change the face of Greenland, because it will become a very strong driving force for the acceleration of melting in the future, and therefore sea level rise.”
Currently, Greenland is experiencing record temperatures, with a reading of 19.8 degrees Celsius (approximately 67 degrees Fahrenheit) last Wednesday.Although it is normal for the temperature in the area to warm up temperature At this time of the year, the temperature this year is a notch higher. The high temperature causes the seasonal ice to melt, exposing the darker core ice, which is also melting.
“Snow is like a protective blanket. Once it disappears, you will melt faster and faster, so who knows what will happen when it melts now. It’s amazing to see how fragile these huge areas are. ice Yes. I am surprised that the force acting on them is so powerful,” Tedesco said. Tedesco added that although the current atmospheric events are normal, they are becoming longer and more frequent.
Greenland warms when high pressure is inhaled Heating From a place further south, and control it in parts of the country. Generally, the melting season in Greenland starts in June and lasts until August. According to data recently released by the Danish government, more than 100 billion tons of ice have been lost since June this year. Although the amount of ice melting this year is less than that of 2019, and 11 billion tons of ice was lost in a single day in 2019, the affected area is much larger. The extended season is also a major problem.
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