The heatwave passing in Europe mid-July; resulting in a major concern and scientist are begging for more attention, on the topic of climate change. Considering that the wave is heading to the arctic and can result in a massive iceberg melting in Greenland.
Where did this happen?
In Germany, the Netherlands and France temperatures were rising above 108 degrees Fahrenheit; which we consider as and new national record for high temperatures. It is currently heading towards the west bringing temperatures up to 30 degrees over the average Northern ice sheet.
This is not the first high record rate of meltdown! Where Greenland has witnessed over the past month, but this most recent one can top the one previously occurring in 2012; where 98% of the ice sheet has witnessed a melting. According to the Danish Meteorological Institute.
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As a result of melting of more than half of the ice sheet; which is the highest of this year by a significant difference. The forecast predicts that it will top the 2012 one considering the year is only halfway through; Unfortunetley this will count as the largest recording of a melt since the 1950s or the first record.
Climate change is going to bring more changes to the wildlife and water levels, according to the scientist; Greenland’s melting is starting earlier than previous years and the arctic melting is doubling up in speed, globally as well. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Between June 10 and 21; the heatwave resulting in melting of roughly 80 billion tons of ice and snow.
Why Is This Significant For Greenland?
This is especially important for Greenland since it is the main determinant of the sea level rising. If we don’t take Jurassic measures; and the whole ice melts it can raise the water level as high as 23 feet; affecting the ecosystem negatively.
More so Climate Change has resulted in more than 100 wildfires across the Arctic. A larger number globally, producing more carbon dioxide in one month; than the entire yearly emissions in Sweden! According to the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service.