Rapidly increasing pollution and transforming climate, eventually global warming, all are affecting mother earth. Reportedly, the ice sheet of Greenland is vanishing fast, which will make 400 people homeless. Mostly, the people residing in coastal areas are at risk. Scientists say, if the ice continues to melt at this pace, it will result in a devastating situation by 2100. Besides, a team of scientists worldwide has discovered that Greenland’s Ice Sheet is melting seven times faster than it used to melt previously. It is placing further for a massive group of people residing in the coastal areas.
The study with destructive outcomes estimates levels of seawater may increase more than 67cm until the end of the century. The study includes the participation of 96 polar researches from 50 various organizations. The team has developed IMBIE, the most thorough map of ice lost to date in Greenland. IMBIE stands for Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise. The researchers have combined more than two dozens distinct surveys to track changes in the mass of Greenland’s ice sheet. Here, the study covers transformations that took place from 1992 to 2018. Even more, it also includes information gathered from 11 diverse satellite missions, plus dimensions of the ice sheet’s altering flow, volume, and gravity.
The international team of researchers has presented its study in journal Nature today. As per the latest finding, Greenland has dropped a massive 3.8 trillion tons of ice since 1992. Scientists say this much loss of ice is enough to drive the global seawater level up by 10.6 mm. Notably, the team has noticed a rise in the melting pace of ice. Before 1992, the ice melted at a rate of 33 billion tons every year. But from the previous decade, the ice sheet is melting at a speed of 254 billion tons. As per scientists, the latest melting rate is seven times greater than the previous one. As Greenland is present between the Atlantic Oceans and the Arctic, melting of its ice sheet is going to affect the coastal community severely.