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Melting of the Greenland ice sheet will inevitably raise global sea levels by at least 10.6 inches, or 27 centimeters. Whatever steps are taken to control the climate, the melting of these ice sheets will not make a significant difference. Because they are “zombie eyes”. which will surely melt from the ice cap and enter the sea. The study was recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change. There, scientists calculated the loss of ice in Greenland and global sea level rise for the first time.
What are “zombie eyes”?
“Zombie ice” is dead or destroyed ice. It is part of the snow, but does not correspond to it. Instead, the “zombie ice” melts and raises the sea level. The head of the research group, Jason Box, said that whatever measures are taken, the situation will not change one iota.
Why is this ice melting?
It melts due to warming. According to the study, the ice from the Greenland ice cap has been melting for decades. Many are asking what will happen next? Researchers say
3.3% of Greenland’s ice will melt. This will happen even if global temperatures do not rise. But it is predicted that warming will intensify. As a result, the sea level will rise further. A record ice melt like the one in 2012 in Greenland could raise sea levels by up to 30 inches, according to the study.
However, scientists have not indicated how long it will last. Just said, the ice may melt within this century. John Walsh, chief scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said what happens next depends on what happened in the past.
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What does 10 inches of sea level rise mean?
Scientists say the inevitable rise in sea levels is bad news for millions of people living in coastal areas. According to the UN Ocean Atlas, 8 of the 10 largest cities in the world are located near some kind of coast. Rising sea levels will lead to more frequent floods, high tides and storm surges and make the situation worse. Because its influence will reach inside the earth. This means danger to the local economy and infrastructure. In addition, because of this, low-lying coastal areas will suffer more.
The World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report notes that “currently, approximately 800 million people in more than 570 coastal cities around the world will be displaced by 0.5 meters of sea-level rise by 2050.”
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