Due to human interference in the climate, the ebb and flow of this eternal cycle is destroyed.
For 30 years, humanity may not see ice in the Arctic Ocean, which will be one of the most global consequences of human intervention in the rhythm of nature. This is stated in a new study of scientists, reports Science alert.
For millions of years, a continuous ritual has been observed in the Arctic: in the winter the sea ice expands due to the polar temperature, and in summer the ice packs recede as the increased sunlight “pushes” it back into the ocean. Due to human interference in the climate, the ebb and flow of this eternal cycle is destroyed. For decades, coverage of Arctic sea ice has declined annually.
A new climate model for scientists predicts that the Arctic Ocean will get rid of ice in the summer of 2050. And this, according to the study authors, is one of the most optimistic scenarios. Scientists have studied dozens of different climate models that mimic the evolution of Arctic sea ice in the future. Under one scenario, the Arctic’s ice area will cover less than 1 million square meters. In doing so, these changes will also exacerbate the global warming effect that humanity is experiencing right now: reducing the amount of sunlight as the Earth absorbs even more heat through the melting of the North Pole.