The melting of Arctic ice could sink coastal cities where one-sixth of the world’s population lives. As climate change is becoming more serious following the Amazon fires, the fires of Malaysia and Indonesia.
The melting of Arctic ice could sink coastal cities
Fly ash from forest fires in Siberia did not affect the Arctic ice melting rate during the summer of last year. If the Arctic ice continues to melt, coastal cities around the world may sink.
The agency said that:
The areas of «ice» in the pole fell during the last summer to 4.15 million square kilometers. Noting that the areas that melted recorded, and repeated, but did not exceed the rates of melting in 2007, and then 2016.
The new data reveals that
The ice sheet could not recover what has been lost, so its areas continue to decline in the long run.
What makes the situation even more serious is that
- The phenomenon is not subject to any control and affected only by the “will of the weather.
The highest melting speed in Arctic ice in the history
In August, scientists recorded the highest melting speed in Arctic ice in the history of observation of shifts there and even surpassed the melting pace for the same period in 2012. During which the Arctic lost the largest area recorded in its ice sheet.
According to the newspaper «Middle East» London
However, with the end of summer, it has changed because of the high temperatures this year. Nor did the ashes of the fire in Siberia have a negative impact, because it came when the sun began to decline in the region.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The presentation coincided with a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Which warned of the impact of Arctic ice melting on coastal cities and said continued melting would lead to rising ocean water levels, posing a threat to coastal cities.
Over 1.3 billion people will force to live by mid-century in coastal areas. Which could be threatened by floods and other climatic manifestations as a result of rising ocean levels and climate change, the report said.