Earth suffers rapid ice loss today than any time in past 30 years: study
The Earth’s ice has been noticed melting rapidly as compared to the ice loss since 1990s resulting in a immense change in global climate and temperature.
According to a study published in the journal, The Cryosphere, Earth has lost 28 trillion of ice between 1994 and 2017, as the rate of ice loss has been increased by 57% since 1990.
Moreover, the major effect of ice loss has been the rise in sea levels. Sea ice loss could influence oceanic and atmospheric circulation and affect weather patterns in the mid-latitudes.
The co-author of the research, Thomas Slater said, “It was a surprise to see such a large increase in just 30 years.
While the situation is clear to those depending on mountain glaciers for drinking water or relying on winter sea ice to protect coastal homes from storms, the world’s ice melt has begun to grab attention far from frozen regions, Slater further added.
Furthermore, it has effected the atmospheric temperature which has risen by 1.1 degree Celsius globally. Whereas, the warming rate of Arctic has been recorded twice as compared to the global rate.