By 2030, Arctic Ocean could be ice-free

  • The effect of global warming
  • As much as 12.6% of the ice is melting every 10 years

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Boston (USA) – In recent years, global warming has been felt throughout the world, and its adverse effects are also being felt in the Arctic Ocean. Many countries are experiencing flood-like conditions due to the melting of glaciers in these oceans. The Arctic Ocean ice is melting at a rate of 12.6% every 10 years, according to a report. The Arctic Ocean glaciers are also predicted to disappear by 2030, according to scientists. This means that there will be no snow here in summer. As a result of global warming, the Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world.

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1. Multi-layered ice that remains after summer has been reduced from 7 million square kilometers to just 40 lakh square kilometers over the last 40 years.

2. While the average global warming is 1.5 degrees, the temperature in the Arctic has been measured up to 4 degrees.

3. The changes in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean affect the temperature of the Arctic Ocean and this is called ‘Atlantification’ (Atlantification of the Arctic Ocean). Because of this, since 2007, the Arctic Ocean ice has melted to a large extent. This has also affected the Indian monsoon.

4. Researchers say it is important to monitor how fast the glaciers are changing. This is because millions of people depend on them for drinking water and agriculture.

5. According to research, glaciers near Svalbard in the Arctic and the Barents and Kara Seas in Russia have melted due to natural processes.

Chances of natural disasters like storms, floods and cloudbursts in India

1. The regions of the Indian subcontinent continue to face calamities such as torrential rains, floods and cloud bursts. There will be a further increase in these incidents in the coming time.

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2. The sources of moisture in India are the southern and western regions; but for some years, moisture has also come to India from the Arctic pole. The Arctic ice is melting rapidly and the winds carrying its moisture north and south of the Himalayas are blowing faster. When these cold winds collide with warm low-lying winds, a storm forms. Due to this, the chances of stormy rains and floods have increased in India. Forests are being degraded. Due to the rain, the land is washed away and the rivers are overflowing. Therefore, even a little rain turns into a flood.

Editorial viewpoint

Please note that this is the consequence of scientific progress without implementation of Dharma.

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