The Arctic is getting hotter, greener, and less icy


For the past few decades, the globe’s temperature is increasing at an alarming rate, mainly due to human activities. The long-term temperature rise is expanding waters, melting ice caps, and glaciers more rapidly than in the past. As the condition worsens, scientists have expended their efforts to assess the damage if the arctic is getting hotter.

In this interest, a team of environmental researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration released a report about the Arctic pole on Tuesday. NOAA, including 133 researchers from 15 different countries, has been working for the last 15 years under a US governmental agency’s supervision.

Revelations of the Arctic Report Card 2020

The report entitled Arctic Report Card 2020 revealed how climate change had transformed the North region into a land that can heat up to 100 degrees.

According to the study, the North pole is heating twice as fast as the rest of the earth. Today’s Arctic is much hotter, less frozen, and greener than 15 years ago. Researchers found that the region is heating rapidly due to hot rock, mantle plume emerging from the Greenland center melting the ice. Due to rising heat, almost half of the ice is gone in the Arctic pole.

According to Serreze, the director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, when they released the first report in 2006, the Arctic was getting around a “C-minus,”  and its temperature rose slowly. In 2007, just a year later, the rate at which ice was going away broke its previous record. In simpler words,2007 was the start of the “new Arctic.”

2020 – The record temperature rise

While 2020 is recorded its second-lowest sea ice level at the end of the melting season, it has a 4-degree increase than 1981 -2010. He said this year proved to be the second hottest year for the Arctic since 1900.

After the report’s release, the director of NOAA  in Boulder, Bolo, said that the Arctic is losing its ice and soul more quickly than our estimation. Bolo also blamed the human for climate extremes and record-low ice in the Arctic.

Indeed, human activities are becoming a threat to ice caps and glaciers. Increased greenhouse emissions resulting from human activities such as fossil fuels, gas, and coal have destroyed the ecosystem and wildlife population.

Conclusion

Ultimately, every person in his/her own capacity should work and contribute towards decreasing the emission of anti-atmospheric gases. Together, we should work to save our home, our Earth.