(ORDO NEWS) — A group of scientists from around the world warns that glaciers are melting faster and faster. On average, the planet is losing snow and ice by 31% more than 15 years ago.
Due to such a rapid melting, the polarity of the Earth shifts, the speed of the current changes. For the entire population of the planet, this can turn into a terrible catastrophe.
Reported by the journal Nature.
The researchers analyzed data received from satellites for the period from 2015 to 2021. As it turned out, 220,000 mountain glaciers lose about 300 billion tons of snow and ice every year.
In just four years from 2015 to 2019, the melting rate increased by 71 billion tons. The USA and Canada are losing most of the ice.
In Alaska, glaciers are melting the fastest, scientists say. For example, the Columbia Glacier retreats 35 meters per year annually. Tibet is also losing its glaciers.
Only Iceland and Scandinavia have several glaciers that have increased in volume due to large amounts of precipitation. Reduction of glaciers is dangerous by the loss of fresh water reserves for mankind.
If a glacial lake gust occurs in India, the country will be flooded.
Also, do not forget about the displacement of the earth’s axis. Melting ice can lead to the flooding of the planet, the shift of continents and global cataclysms. Therefore, in the near future, scientists plan to investigate the cause of the melting and stop it as soon as possible.
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