A recent study revealed that Greenland lost as many as 600 billion tons of ice during the last summer. The island experienced a massive temperature increase in the last summer. The loss of such a huge quantity of ice will increase the sea level by as many as 2.2 millimetres.
More about the Study
The California University and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of NASA studied the satellite data and came to this consensus. The massive loss of ice sheets was surprising, and the scientist did not expect the same. Though they are aware of the record-breaking temperature in Greenland, they were not expecting such a massive amount of ice loss. The past data indicates that the recent loss of ice is more than double of average ice loss that Greenland experienced between 2000 to 2019.
It was not alone Greenland; even Antarctica also lost a considerable amount of ice, especially from the western person of the continent. The big volume of ice loss during the last summer will increase the sea level further. Researchers are blaming global warming as the primary cause of such a massive amount of ice loss. But for Antarctica, the good news is the ice double in the Eastern part has increased, thanks to the increasing snowfall in the region.
Greenland is Suffering the Most
Last year, a study revealed that Greenland was one of the most affected regions in the world due to Global Warming. The region is facing as many as seven times faster ices melting than 1990. The study acknowledged the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce global warming.
People who are staying in the coastal region and island nations are going to face the heat of seal level increase due to global warming.