According to NASA experts, the melting of glaciers in some areas of the Arctic is becoming irreversible. This means that they can no longer be restored, and their complete disappearance is a matter of the near future. Numerous images from space confirmed the disastrous situation.
Research shows that in some areas they are disappearing at a rate of up to 1 kilometer per year, and the Smith Glacier in the Western Arctic by 2 km per year. For a decade and a half, its size has decreased by 35 kilometers. This means that in about 20 years, the volume of water in the world's oceans will increase by about 100 billion tons.
In addition to the rise in the level of the world ocean (about 1 cm), melted glaciers contribute to a sharp increase in evaporation and the volume of condensation, which in turn greatly increase the power of showers, hurricanes and destructive typhoons, which we regularly observe in various regions of the planet. A number of well-known environmental scientists, not without reason, believe that it is no longer possible to change the situation for the better, and significant areas of land will eventually become the seabed.