The Huge Glaciers Of Greenland Are Shortened By 10 Kilometers In 14 Years.
Located between the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, Greenland is the largest island in the world. Most of its area is covered by snow and ice, and the annual average temperature is below 0 degrees Celsius. However, in recent years, due to global warming, the melting of glaciers in Greenland is getting faster and faster.
It is the Hellheim Glacier on the southeastern edge of Greenland, one of the largest glaciers in Greenland and one of the fastest glaciers. Air and oceanographer David Holland and his companions from New York University began recording the melting of glaciers after they set foot on the glacier in 2005.
Glaciers in Greenland usually melt in June-August, and then slowly recover and freeze again, but in recent years, due to climate warming, more and more ice has melted, and the re-formed ice has become more and more less.
There are many glaciers in the same way as Heilheim in Greenland. A study published in the British magazine Nature in December showed that the melting of glaciers in Greenland is faster than any time in the past 50 years. In the past month, the speed of melting has been beyond imagination. On the 1st of August alone, the amount of melting reached 12.5 billion tons, the highest amount of single-day melting ice recorded since the record. From July 30th to August 3rd, the amount of ice removal in Greenland reached more than 55 billion tons in five days.
According to scientists, according to data predicted by previous climate models, this rate of melting ice would have to wait at least until 2070. But if it develops at the current rate, by 2100 years, the global sea level will rise by 26 centimeters to 1 meter. At that time, the islands in the Pacific Ocean or the Indian Ocean will be inundated, and some countries and regions with lower altitudes will also face threats.