In the past 20 years, the rate of global glacier melting has almost doubled. According to the most comprehensive study of global ice flow ever, it contributes more to sea level rise than the ice sheet of Greenland or Antarctica. Global warming caused by global warming is accelerating the loss of high-latitude glaciers, affecting coastal areas around the world, and causing the meltwater flow of hundreds of millions of people living downstream of these water towers to increase and decrease dramatically.
“Between 2000 and 2019, glaciers lost 267 gigatons of ice each year, accounting for 21% of sea level rise,” noted an article in the journal Nature. The United Kingdom is under the water at a depth of 2 meters every year. India and China are consuming underground spring water and relying on river water, most of which comes from glaciers during drought.
In the next few decades, as glaciers continue to melt and more rivers flow in, this will act as a buffer and protect the population from water shortages. But after these decades, the situation may get worse. If we do not plan ahead, a water crisis may occur. And those foods that affect the most at-risk groups.
Samuel Nusbaumer from the World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) and the University of Zurich was not directly involved in the latest assessment, but confirmed the trends observed in monitoring ground objects and satellites for decades. WGMS previously reported that the rate of glacier mass loss has roughly doubled every ten years since the 1970s.
“The new article will have a huge impact. This is the most complete and comprehensive study. He said: “Getting new information is huge. “The rapid changes we are seeing are indeed scientifically interesting. There has never been such a rapid change in history. “But, on a personal level, it’s sad. Glaciers are very dynamic. When the temperature drops, they grow up. Your situation today is human-caused damage, even in remote areas where there are no people.”