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The ice off the coast of Chukotka has reduced to a record low

Climatologists have found that in the past few years, the area of ice in the Bering Sea has decreased to a minimum

25 September 2020

The last time ice in this area occupied such an area was more than 5.5 thousand years ago. The results of the research were published in the scientific journal Science Advances.

Virtually all climatologists have no doubt that global warming exists, and that it will radically change the face of the planet if the rise in temperatures cannot be contained at around 1.5 ° C above pre-industrial levels. This is indicated not only by computer models of the Earth's climate, but also by data from climate satellites, land-based meteorological stations and oceanic buoys.

The first and main victims of this process will be, as practice already shows, the polar regions of the Earth and mountain glaciers. The temperature on their territory has already become 4-9 ° C higher than in previous centuries. Because of this, their area may seriously decrease, as a result of which large areas of the Antarctic and Arctic will be free of ice.


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