Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought
It is well known that global warming or climate change is the increase observed in more than a century of the temperature of the Earth’s climate system and the effects of that increase, in this way, global warming is wreaking havoc quickly. Since global warming is reducing glaciers faster than thought. In fact, one of the places where the glaciers of the earth are melting, the fastest is in western Canada.
A clear example of this is the Baishui Glacier №1 on the Snow Mountain of the Jade Dragon in Yunnan Province in China is one of the fastest melting glaciers in the world. In fact, the most complete measurement of glaciers worldwide found that they are shrinking 18% faster than an international panel of scientists calculated in 2013.
Likewise, Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster. In such a way they have surprised the scientists since it is much faster than they thought. A new study shows that they are losing 335 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half in North America.
A problem with another level
The problem is really alarming, as the most complete measurement of glaciers worldwide found that thousands of continental masses of snow compressed on ice are shrinking 18% faster than an international panel of scientists calculated in 2013. way, it is understood that the world’s glaciers are shrinking five times faster now than in the 1960s. Its fusion is accelerating due to global warming, and it adds more water to the already increasing seas.
For his part, the director of the Global Glacier Monitoring Service of the University of Zurich, Michael Zemp, has expressed “Over 30 years, suddenly, almost all regions began to lose mass at the same time” in addition, Zemp also said “That is clearly climate change if you look at the global picture”
What is a fact is that the future of the Arctic will not look like the Arctic we know now, says the report. Definitely, this causes great concern, since it is a very alarming problem. In fact, Zemp also added, “In these regions, at the current rate of loss of glaciers, glaciers will not survive the century.”
It is important to mention that according to the aforementioned study, since 1961, the world has lost 9.6 billion metric tons of ice and melted snow. This is enough to cover the 48 lowest states in the United States. In approximately 1.2 meters of water. Likewise, scientists have long established that global warming is due to human activities. Therefore, they have been particularly concerned about the large ice sheets that cover Greenland and Antarctica.
Source: CBC News