The damaging effects of climate change can be observed in many aspects of the world surrounding us. However, the Arctic region seems to be one of the most vivid evidence of the developing process. Ice melting is a serious concern for environmentalists, and it has several implications on several fields and domains.
A recent report from specialists shows that the excessively warm months of summer and spring have taken their toll on the Arctic sea ice. According to them, global warming managed to reduce significant parts of the ice covering the North regions of the Globe. The situation was the same nine years ago, in 2007, and it is critical.
According to previous reports, only the heat of 2012 managed to cause more severe damages to the Arctic than the current situation. The statistics showed back then that only 1.3 million square miles of the surface of the Arctic were still covered with ice. The current statistic shows a similar rate as that of 2007, which is barely improved, with a 1.6 million-square-miles area being covered with snow and ice.
The record situation was registered at the middle of the month September. Researchers believe that a new wave of cool air will rule the Arctic again, as the cold season is approaching. However, weather and climate conditions proved themselves to be quite unpredictable, so there could be surprises. Specialists are skeptical about the 2016 winter being able to restore the ice that the summer melted away from the Arctic.
Scientists have more reasons to be concerned about the damaging effects of climate change on the Arctic. Their statistics show that for the last ten years, the amount of ice at the North Pole has been decreasing. Although there was no surprise that global warming would advance, scientists are still baffled by the results and fail to come up with an ultimate solution.
Experts predicted that the Arctic Ocean would display no more ice by 2100 due to global warming. Their prediction was recently changed, and the new deadline is now less than fifty years away from us. According to specialists, global warming would eventually result in the melting of ice, but human activities accelerated the process.
The damaging effects of climate change will reshape the world as we know it today. Cities, lifestyle, wildlife and natural environments will all be affected. If there are any life-saving solutions, this is the right time to apply them.
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