The toughest ice in the Arctic has begun to melt

As the monitoring results showed, over the past few days, the strongest Arctic ice located north of Greenland has begun to actively melt. It is worth noting that these observations have been carried out for 50 years, and all this time the local glaciers have not melted even in summer.

The Arctic winter has been the warmest this year. In February, the average temperature reached +1, 7 ° C, which could not but affect the state of the glaciers - they "floated".

Arctic ice is rapidly receding from the edge of the Greenland coast inland. According to scientists, the disappearance of glaciers will inevitably affect both the fragile polar and the global ecosystem. As the glaciers melt, warm Atlantic currents more and more freely penetrate the Arctic, breaking off huge icebergs and carrying them south, where they melt.

Unfortunately, even in winter, ice losses are no longer replenished. As a result, exposed land areas reflect less sunlight and the land continues to heat up. There is a danger of the formation of the "greenhouse earth" effect when the higher temperature (compared to the existing one) stabilizes.