March 28, 2023

Arctic ice knocked out in 2007 and unable to recover | climate crisis

the sea ice Arctic it dropped dramatically in 2007 and has never recovered. A paper published in Nature this week suggests the loss was a fundamental change and is unlikely to be reversed this century, if ever – thus evidence of one of the points of no return that scientists have warned the planet could face. to pass as it warms.

The conclusion comes from three decades of data on the age and thickness of the ice that leaves the Arctic annually as it flows into the North Atlantic east of Greenland. Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute discovered a remarkable difference in ice levels before and after it reached an all-time low in 2007.

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