Rain falls at GREENLAND Ice Sheet for the First Time Ever because of GLOBAL WARMING

Rain falls at GREENLAND Ice Sheet for the First Time Ever because of GLOBAL WARMING

Greenland recorded its first rainfall on ice sheets in history.  The rare phenomenon indicates the serious effects of global warming.

According to the US Snow and Ice Data Center, the rain that fell at the glacial peak lasted several hours. 

This event is problematic because environmental temperatures must be above zero degrees Celcius for the rain to fall.

Hence, temperatures are evidently rising in the world’s second-largest ice sheet.

“This is an extreme event as it may never have happened before,” meteorological researcher Martin Stendel told AFP.

“It’s probable that this is a sign of global warming.”

Additionally, there was a significant melting event preceding the rainfall. 

The movement of warm air and moisture towards the north caused the rapid melting.

Researchers also observed that the Arctic region is warming twice as quickly as the rest of the planet.

Global average temperatures grew almost one degrees celsius, while the Arctic region has warmed by almost two degrees celsius.

Meanwhile, the surface area of the ice sheets is more than three times that of France. 

That ice size holds enough water to raise global sea levels by up to seven meters. When it melts, it will threaten coastal communities with severe flooding and island loss.

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