Frozen Greenland has started to melt and is significantly becoming less frozen before the end of the 21st century. New research has found by 2055, the winter snowfall on the Greenland Ice Sheet will be insufficient to replenish the ice that Greenland loses each summer.
This dramatic change is driven by the rising global temperatures. By 2055, average global temperatures should climb by nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.7 degrees Celsius) if the Earth continues to heat up at the present haste. It has been reported that the regional averages in Greenland become even hotter, rising by about 8 F (4.5 C).
Iceland’s vanishing glaciers
Apart from the ice sheets melting in Greenland, there has been a report about the vanishing glaciers in Iceland. Iceland’s Skaftafellsjokull glacier had dramatically retreated. Scientists have estimated the glaciers to shrink by about 400 square kilometers, which is about the size of the Isle of Wight. This is ultimately the result of climate change.
The Future of Nature in the account of Climate Change
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The below-mentioned are some of the long-term and ever-lasting effects of global warming that could be observed in some of the regions of the U.S.
Temperatures Will Continue to Rise:
Since human-induced global warming is superimposed, it has affected the temperatures on a larger scale. Also, as the climate is constantly varying, the temperature rise will not be uniform or smooth.
Changes in Precipitation Patterns:
Since 1900, the average U.S. precipitation has increased. Projections of future climate suggest there will be an increase in heavy precipitation events. This trend is anticipated to occur even in areas where total precipitation is expected to decrease.
Hurricanes Will Become Stronger and More Intense:
The intensity, frequency, and duration of North Atlantic hurricanes have all increased since the early 1980s. As the climate continues to warm, hurricane-associated storm power and rainfall rates are likely to surge.
Growing Season will lengthen:
The length of the frost-free season has been increasing nationally. These largest increases have been seen recurring in the western United States, thereby affecting the ecosystems and agriculture.
More Droughts and Heat Waves:
There has been a gradual decrease in the intensity of the cold waves. Summer temperatures are estimated to continue rising with a reduction in the soil moisture, which exacerbates heat waves.
Arctic Likely to Become Ice-Free:
Because of the rising temperatures, the Arctic Ocean is expected to become ice-free before mid-century.