Worsening Global Warming Invoking Fear onto Scientists and World Leaders
The worsening climatic conditions are giving scientists and global leaders sleepless nights across the world as the glaciers in the Antarctic regions continue to melt.
A group of international researchers from the University of Washington made a bid to address the issue with an experiment that will study the pattern of ice degradation in the Arctic.
Placing sensors under the ice sheets in the Beaufort Sea, they look to understand and track the melting of the ice there. According to the researchers, the ice sheets melt most during the summer and onward to September.
"We're really trying to resolve the physics over the course of an entire melt season," Craig Lee, who led the experiment, said.
The project is aimed at understanding the impact that weather has on the Arctic region's ice patterns. It is funded by the US Office of Naval Research.
The scientists found that the hitting of waves at the shores also had great influence on the ice sheet's degradation.
Another study published in January this year in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that the El Nino weather condition likely was the culprit for the droughts in Australia and flooding in the Americas.
El Nino was classified as a pattern of unusually warm water stretching across the surface of eastern equatorial Pacific. The strongest one recorded was in 1997-98 resulting in the hottest year on record, killing 23,000 people worldwide.
UN is calling for immediate action on climate change. The UN is warning against the rising levels of greenhouse gases and is calling the world leaders to up their efforts to tackle the severe problem.
According to a draft report by UN experts, if the severe problem is not tackled, we will only spend more and more money on the damages that the worsening effects of global warming will inflict on the environment.