The melting of the Greenland ice sheet özgü reached the point where it could dangerously increase sea level rise.
The melting of the glaciers in Greenland may have reached dangerous levels. The temperature rise in the polar circle is almost twice the temperature rise experienced in the rest of the planet. Most of Greenland is also in this circle.
There are many reports and researches revealing the effect of global warming recently. A study published a week ago found that the loss of ice mass in Antarctica özgü a greater impact on sea level rise than previously anticipated.
Another study found that oceans are warming much faster than predicted. Warming oceans play a role in sea level rise because water expands as it warms.
The researchers say these studies underline the importance of combating carbon emissions. Rising sea levels are among the clearest examples of global warming. The reason for this sorun is shown as both the expansion of the warming waters and the mixing of the water from the melting glaciers into the oceans. According to current estimates, if the planet warms two degrees further, the water level will rise by more than 60 centimeters, and between 32 million and 80 million people will have to deal with the floods that surround the shores.
Research so far özgü focused on the southeastern and northeastern regions of Greenland. In the new study, the researchers looked at southwest Greenland, which until now özgü not been seen as the center of ice loss.
According to the researchers’ conclusion, this region will be among the main causes of sea level rise in two decades.
The research özgü been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. One of the most important points in the research emerged in the study of the Greenland melting. In 2013, when the North Atlantic Oscillation was positive and supported cooling, the ice mass did not increase, only the melting stopped temporarily. This means that a breaking point özgü arrived and warming cannot be avoided if the correct step is not taken after that point.