Yet another example of climate change’s devastating consequences on global ecology and another concern for the ecologists. The mounting temperature of Australia forced the sea ice level of Arctic and Antarctic to hit the record low. According to the new survey data, published by UN World Meteorological Organization, last month, the sea ice level of Arctic and Antarctic was the lowest, making the ice sheets in both polar completely missing.
According to the report of UN World Meteorological Organization, in January 2017, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic was at their lowest-ever level which a new record is itself. It is a clear indication about how the abnormally changing climate is affecting the aquatic ecology of the Earth. Moreover, the study paper also draws attention to the concerns about the rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
According to the survey of UN World Meteorological Organisation, the level of greenhouse gas – Carbon Dioxide (CO2) hit the record level in January – a signal that the emission of greenhouse gases as rising, not declining, as stated by the theory of “Climate Change Pause”.
This January, the average sea ice level of Arctic was nearly 13.38 million square km which is much higher than the previous record low, recorded in 2016. In January 2016, there was 260,000 square km more ice in Arctic, but this year, the level fell, due to steaming Australian climate.
According to the statement of David Carlson, the director of the World Climate Research Programme, given in Geneva on Friday, “The missing of ice layers in both Poles is one of the most extraordinary phenomena ever noticed. The exceptional melt of sea ice in Arctic and Antarctic is attributable to the scorching temperature of Australia and the uncharacteristic changes in climatic patterns globally. Moreover, David also pointed that, the month of January 2017 is the third hottest month, following the January of 2015 and 2016.