GREENLAND MELTS 7 TIMES FASTER
Greenland is one of the places where the effects of global warming are felt the most. The island of Denmark has lost 3.8 trillion tons of glaciers in the past 27 years.
If the glaciers in Greenland continue to melt at this speed, the water level will rise by 7 inches. Cities on the ocean coast will remain vulnerable to flood threats.
This warning is included in an article published in the science journal Nature. The article is based on the 26-year observations of the scientific community called Imbie, called "ice sheet mass balance comparison study".
In the ice cover of Greenland, it was found that 3.8 trillion tons of ice have melted since 1992 and the water level has increased by 10.6 millimeters.
This loss in ice cover has accelerated 7 times today. In the early 1990s, the ten-year glacial loss rate was about 1 millimeter, while today this number is calculated to be about 7 millimeters in ten years.
Experts state that these losses are caused by melting glaciers and ice masses that could not hold on to the ocean due to the temperature.
Researchers say that if the glacier cover continues to melt, the cities along the coastlines will be flooded.
The island of Greenland, which has the most extensive ice cover after Antarctica, hosts enough ice to raise the average water level by 7.4 meters.