Though there has been a huge hue and cry all round that climate is changing and is changing at an unexpected pace. Yet, there are few who don’t believe in this and are still arguing that it is just propaganda. Some of the published pieces of literature have already proved that there is nothing like climate change myth and you need to start thinking about how to stop this. The melting of the Arctic is clearly indicating the devastating effects of climate change, also proving that it is real. The shrinking ice caps and glaciers are considered as potential evidence that signifies climate change.
The climate change or global warming is considered as a man-made blunder. The burning of the fossil fuels has resulted in the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, etc. These gases have the ability to absorb sun’s energy which would instead reflect back into space. This energy is responsible for the warming of the earth which in turn causing snow and ice to melt and that too at a fast pace, resulting in the increase in the sea level, etc.
In one of the published articles, Climate Scientist Mark Serreze has stated that human activities were playing a role in climate change. He further stated in the article that when they started working in the Arctic, they understood it as a region defined by its snow and ice, having a varying but still constant climate. But they soon realized that its climate is changing and they have to figure out the reasons.
After that Climate Scientist Mark Serreze along with fellow scientists and supported by literature found huge pieces of evidence clearly manifesting that the Arctic is warming rapidly. Further, they understood that it is warming far beyond shrinking ice caps and buckling roads. They further observe numerous other things like the decline in the Arctic’s floating sea ice cover in summer, thawing of permafrost, and an increase in temperatures twice as that for the globe.
They were interested in understanding the reasons for this and wanted to know is there anything like human-induced warming. They certainly have a handful of evidence showing human-induced global warming. Mark along with fellow scientists found that ice-caps are shrinking, contributing significantly towards sea level rising. At this juncture, it is evident that Arctic warming is influencing weather patterns in the middle latitudes. The melting ice sheets of Greenland is having an increasing impact on sea level rise. The permafrost thaws further worsening the atmosphere as it may start to release carbon dioxide and methane, further warming the climate.
Mark concluded the article saying that there is no iota of doubt that the Arctic is warming. But the real question is how drastically it is melting and what those changes mean for the planet.