• The Arctic is warming at an alarming rate three to four times the global average
• Ice lost in Greenland can submerge the US in half a meter of water
• Ice melt from Greenland is the prime factor in the rise of ocean water
• Arctic ice sheet has also shrunk considerably
Global warming data collected in two decades highlights that the Arctic ice sheet is depleting faster than anywhere else on the planet. It further highlights the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet that has lost enough water to submerge the US in half a meter of water.
Which Agency Is Monitoring Global Warming?
Polar Portal is the monitoring agency. This joint project involving leading Danish Arctic research institutes started work in 2002 and released the data of two decades of study last week.
The ice melt seen in the satellite images provided by the US-German GRACE programme (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was most severe near the coasts of the Arctic territory.
Observations by independent researchers also highlight thinning of the ice. They also highlighted glacier fronts retreating in fjords and on … Read the rest