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Since 2015 every summer is hotter than the previous one,  every new year breaks the record of the hottest year in history. Something similar happened this year July of 2019 became the hottest month in history. The start of this month brought heatwave to Europe which further went across the Arctic & Greenland. According to the CNN report, July 2019 alone Greenland’s Icesheet lost 197 billion tons of ice & 11billions ton of ice was lost in just one day.

 

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The global average temperature is now par with the hottest month which was July 2016. The record-breaking day happened during a heatwave that lasted 1 week. Greenland because of taking off temperatures and low snow amassing over the winter. The hotter temperatures are a piece of a heatwave that warmed Europe in July 2019, establishing precedents in a few nations including Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

The volume of water liquefied every day on the ice sheet this week has expanded as temperatures have climbed. The extreme melting on 1st August liquified enough ice to fill 5 million Olympic-sized pools with water, representing 12.5 gigatons of water. The most recent discoveries originate from perceptions and model counts from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado.

 

With the hot season regularly enduring as far as possible of August. The ice sheet is probably going to see proceeded with tremendous melting, despite the fact that not really as much as of late.

Greenland’s ice sheet is the second greatest on the planet and this present season’s ice dissolve has just contributed around a large portion of a millimeter to worldwide ocean levels

 

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These facts cannot be denied and must need our attention, not just the attention of the scientists and researchers but the government, and the people. There may be severe implications which many of the common people might not know, it’s not just the rise of the sea level or coral bleaching due to warmer salt or ocean water. there are serious threats like Permafrost.

Permafrost is is a layer of soil, sediment or silt that is solidified for in excess of two back to back years. It is generally found in frigid, high-height mountains. About a fourth of the whole northern side of the equator has permafrost. Frozen for over millions of years under the Icecap when the ice melts can pacify global warming by releasing methane and other hydrocarbons, which are powerful greenhouse gases. The release of greenhouse gases from thawed permafrost to the atmosphere may increase global warming.

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from defrosting permafrost will quicken an Earth-wide temperature boost and indicate $70tn to the world’s atmosphere charge, as per the most exceptional investigation yet of the monetary outcomes of a melting Arctic.

According to Nature and the Harvard Review, the amount of carbon sequestered in permafrost is four times that of the carbon already released into the atmosphere from modern human activity.

 

This shows that how much effect a single mass scale ice melting can have on our environment. while it takes years maybe decades to rectify such environmental issues. we definitely need to act fast, before more this happens on happens at regular intervals. We need climate change adaption CCA and climate emergency not just in Europe or a few countries but all over the world to overcome these environmental disasters before it’s too late to act.

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