Unsustainable! Humans could become extinct by 2026! Arctic Ocean 54F higher than it was between the years 1979 and 2000.
7 February, 2017
The North Pole will later this week enjoy temperatures of 21C (70F) above its historic average.
It should be witnessing temperatures of around -25C to -50C (-13F -58F) however at a temperature of around -4C (+24.8) later in the week The North Pole will be once again warmer than many parts of the Mediterranean
The Arctic Ocean is heating up faster than the rest of the Earth, scientists say. Temperatures over parts of it will increase by as much as 54 degrees Fahrenheit this month, in comparison to previous decades. Now, scientists who write for the Arctic News Blog warn humans could become extinct by 2026 if climate initiatives are ignored across the globe
So what is causing these staggering temperatures in the Arctic region?
For example when there is a lot of snow and ice what happens is sun light reflects back into the atmosphere and as the ice and snow begin to melt we see the sea increasing in temperature because it’s absorbing more sun light and what this does is cause the temperatures to get closer to the Arctic and the Equator.
As a result winds and storm patterns change as can the direction of sea currents which only works to pull warmer air into the Arctic, which further heats up temperatures.
The most dangerous part of all of this is that it actually causes Methane to escape from the Arctic sea floor into the atmosphere and that is because carbon is usually absorbed and stored in frozen soil.
But as that soil melts methane is able to escape.
And because Carbon Dioxide emissions don’t reach their greatest impact for 10 years after they are released we really have to see this effect.
And all of this feedback could raise the global temperature 18F above pre industrial levels all by the year 2026 and without climate action scientists are now warning that within just one decade the combined impact of the extreme weather falls in soil and air quality habitat loss shortage of food and water, shelter and just about all the basic things needed to sustain life and threaten most, if not all life on Earth.
At the end of 2016 temperatures at The North Pole were 8 times higher than average temperatures increases across the globe and this month in February the forecast shows that parts of the Arctic Ocean will be 54F higher than it was between the years 1979 and 2000.
And this is shocking for an area of the World which doesn’t get any form of sunlight this time of the year.