Global warming continues to strike, determining an increase in the temperatures registered at the North Pole. In the Arctic, a massive layer of sea ice of the size of Texas and Alaska put together had melted down until the end of October. There is no doubt that this terrible event is one of the effects of global warming which is currently controlling our whole planet.
The air temperatures are far higher than the average, even going off the charts. A very alarming discovery has proved that temperatures registered at the North Pole were with approximately 35 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the average temperature which should be recorded during this time of the year. Back in October, the recorded temperatures demonstrated anomalies which went up 15.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the average one.
The sea ice layers have thinned, some areas even displaying a total meltdown of very thick layers of ice. Among these regions, specialists list Kara Seas and Barents, situated in the Atlantic area in the vicinity of the Arctic Ocean. All scientists were aware of these changes from a long time ago. Nevertheless, they did not predict such drastic situations, when so many ecosystems are impaired because of the ice melting.
This particular region of the Arctic has registered a warming process at twice the rate compared to rest of our planet. There were noticed changes in the patterns of the weather everywhere across Europe and North America, while the impact of sea ice melting could only amplify the harsh conditions of the environment.
Zack Labe, who is a studying Arctic climate at the University of California at Irvine, has argued that the tenacity of these high-above-average temperatures at the North Pole are significantly harming the environment, affecting many animals’ habitats. He together with other scientists has analyzed charts examining the current dangerous weather conditions in the Arctic.
Labe has claimed that the mild temperatures from the surface of the seas in Barents and Kara do not allow the formation of ice layers in those areas, although the temperatures of the air are below freezing. If the unusual temperatures prevent ice from forming, then when the summer season arrives, the sea ice layers will be fragile, thus the danger of totally melting being just around the corner.
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