How does a melting arctic change everything?
Most probably you know that global warming is a huge problem not only for mankind but for other species as well, right? But how far has it already damaged the world around us? Well, we already write about but this theme is too broad to be understood by one article.
To start with, our planet's climate is defined by different and distinct climate zones such as Tropics, the Arctic, Antarctic, etc. But in recent years, climate zones are becoming more and more miscellaneous.
Some scientists say that Global Warming and Climate Change are natural and will happen ultimately, no matter how humankind will affect the Earth. They’re right, but only partially. Because the man's impact is far more dangerous as described by the news. In reality, there are a lot of interesting research works that describe that technological progress is boosting this process in the Arctic. For example, we recommend you to read The Guardian’s article called The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?
They made up a very interesting infographic to represent how the Arctic has changed in the recent 40 years (1980-2020). The statistics are shocking! In August 2020 it was the second-lowest extent on record (the first one was in 2012). Unfortunately, scientists say that even if we stop producing greenhouse gases it won’t help.
Summer sea ice drifting on the surface of the Arctic Ocean may disappear entirely by 2035. Until comparatively recently, scientists didn’t think we would reach this point until 2050 at the earliest.
And there are a lot of reasons why arctic melting is catastrophic. Here is the article from National Geographic made by Susan Goldberg in 2019. She describes her feelings and thoughts about her and her husband's expedition in 2018.
Also, WWF wrote about 10 reasons why humanity should fight Global Warming. It’s recommended to use renewable energy, fight with this problem on an international level, planning and managing to help reduce global warming effects.
If you want to read more about this problem you can visit the mentioned articles and go through our article about The Arctic Heats up 2 TIMES FASTER than the rest of the planet. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share your thoughts with us!
Edited by Green Is Cool