Mar 18, 2019 08:31 AM EDT
The devastatingly sharp increase in temperature in the Arctic ocean rises up to three degrees Celsius. The United Nations representatives say that this warming of the ice caps has become inevitable. It's like the world is just waiting for it to happen.
Right not, the ice caps are melting before their eyes and they're not doing anything to stop it, for good. They try various remedies to help cure the rising temperatures in the cold waters but nothing seems to work. Even if the world's efforts to cut down the production of greenhouse gas emissions that destroy the Earth, research found that it won't even make a dent on the increase in temperatures.
On the other hand, temperatures during winter are likely to rise by 3 degrees above the expected in mid-century. UN says that this will continue to rise up to 9 degrees Celsius at an average for the Arctic region.
Such rapid changes in temperatures results to the melting of the ice and permafrost, which then leads to an increase in ocean water. Its effects could lead to more destructive levels of global warming. Scientists fear that the heat in the Arctic could lead to what they referred to as the "tipping point" as more methane gas is released due to the melting of permafrost.
"Sadly, what happens in the Arctic does not necessarily stay in the Arctic," said Joy Msuya, the current acting executive director of the Environment Department of the United Nations. "We understand what's happening through Science, but the more urgent issues need to be dealt with first."
She further added that the tipping points could only bring the planet its worst conditions. The findings of the study showed the current condition of the world's most sensitive region. Sadly, this region is also the key to the survival of all the rest.
Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel in charge of climate change has released a report stating the impact of global warming on the icebergs of the Arctic. However, the report failed to include the impact of the tipping points and all the potential disastrous situations that could come out of it.
The melting of the permafrost does not only trigger a tipping point, but it also triggers the increase in temperatures all over the world. According to the study conducted by the environment division of the UN, the Arctic region would still be warner by 5 degrees Celcius even if the production of all carbon emissions were halted at the moment.
The oceans will become a vast storage of heat because of so much carbon emissions present in the air. Making drastic cuts in the production of the deadly carbon dioxide should have been on top of everyone's goals list. Choosing not to use short-lived pollutants could have helped reduce global warming by at least a half degrees Celius, according to a previous study conducted by the UN team on environment protection.
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