There’s a certain chaos happening right now in the Arctic and the Science community is?looking closely at this phenomena. In the North Pole, Santa melting and his workers may be advised to wear thinner clothes this Christmas Season.
As Christmas gets closer and closer, we are expecting this season to be the coldest one in North Pole. But things aren’t happening as expected. ?
This is the time of the year when the Arctic Ocean is supposed to be covered with thick layers of sea ice. According to Live Science the area of the ice this year is lower than its lowest documented record in 2012.
Current Status of the Arctic
The good news is, the Arctic is freezing up on schedule. The bad news is it’s not freezing up as fast as it should; leaving the area of ice thinner than ever.
If people are going to recall the last days of 2015, the temperature in North Pole almost reached melting point because of a storm that blew warm air in the area. (Fingers crossed that it won’t happen this year.)
According to Zack Labe, a PhD student at the University of California at Irvine who researches on the status of the Arctic, the temperature in North Pole is currently 20 degrees Celsius higher than its normal rate. ?
This is the highest temperature for the Arctic so far.
Is this a bad thing?
As much as we would love to sugarcoat reality, experts have come into a conclusion that the current state of Arctic is getting extreme.
And though experts have seen this coming, Jennifer Francis of the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey stated that the phenomenon is happening faster than expected.
The effect of the warm temperature in the Arctic is believed to be causing the freezing weather in parts of Central Asia. ?
With a warm temperature, people can anticipate loss of sea ice; and we all know that sea ice is vital for the survival of polar animals and can cause a global rise in sea level. Clearly, all of us should ?do something about it.