Using 20-year data recently reported by scientists, it has been calculated that 2,20,000 mountain glaciers around the world have been losing 328 billion tonnes of ice every year since 2015.
3D mapping of glaciers around the world has shown that they are rapidly melting. Every year, 31 percent of the glaciers are losing snow compared to 15 years ago. Scientists have attributed this to climate change being done by humans. In a study published in the journal ‘Nature’ on Wednesday, scientists have calculated using the recently revealed 20-year data that 2,20,000 mountain glaciers around the world have been losing 328 billion tonnes of ice every year since 2015. Due to this, the water level of the sea is constantly increasing.
ETH Zurich, who led the study, and the glacier Romain Hugonnet at the University of Toulouse (ETH Zurich), France, said that the average annual rate of snow melting between 2015 and 2019 was between 2000 and 2004. 78 billion tonnes more than the period of. This rate has doubled in the last 20 years, which is very high. Half of the glaciers are melting in America and Canada. Due to melting of these glaciers, the water level of the sea is rising and there is a danger of submergence of the countries settled at low altitude.
The glacier of Tibet, considered stable, also melted
Romain Hugonet said that Alaska is one of the places where glaciers have the highest melting rate. Every year 115 feet of glacier ice melts in Colombia. The study revealed that almost all the glaciers in the world are melting. The glacier in Tibet, which used to remain stable, is also not untouched by it. Glaciers have the highest melting rate worldwide, except for a few glaciers in Iceland and Scandavian.
Increased temperature on earth is the cause of melting of glaciers
Hugonet said that the melting of glaciers shows the rising temperature on the Earth. This temperature is increasing due to continuous use of coal, oil and gas. Some of the smaller glaciers have melted completely. Two years ago, scientists, activists and government officials expressed grief over the completion of a small glacier by placing a funeral program. Michael Glamp, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service, said that 10 years ago we used to say that glaciers give the message of climate change. But now they themselves have become martyred memorials of the climate crisis.
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