Greenland is experiencing extreme melting, with experts predicting another record year as far as ice loss is concerned.
day last week. It is the weight equivalent to 340 Giza pyramids, 80,000 statues of Liberty or 12 million blue whales.
The Arctic's melt season is a natural event that takes place every year, starting in June and ending in August, with peak rates occurring in July. However, the scale of ice loss taking place right now is extraordinary. Experts have already made comparisons to 2012, which saw record-breaking ice loss when almost all of Greenland's ice sheet was exposed to the first time in documented history.
This year, ice melt started even earlier than 201
The albedo effect refers to the amount of the Sun's energy that is reflected back into space. White snow and ice reflect more of the Sun's energy into space, essentially cooling the land and preventing further ice melt. In contrast, reduced snow and ice cover means more of that energy will be absorbed, temperatures rise, and even more ice will melt – it's a vicious cycle.