Sunday was target the highest temperature ever on the Antarctica.
It came to pass, when brazilian researchers on the island of Seymour Island measured 20,75 degrees.
Subsequently, it has naturally led to much of the ice from the mainland has begun to melt.
Already now is the ice starting to melt so greatly, that large glaciers have started to flow out into the water. It can be seen in a video, which right now exists on the internet.
And there is reason for concern over the high temperatures, assess the gulf.
Ekstra Bladet has spoken with klimaekspert Jesper Theilgaard. He is concerned about the increasing temperature.
- It is a problem that the temperature continues to increase, and 20 degrees on the Antarctic, it is the very, and the rising of the just, says Jesper Theilgaard, and adds:
- the Glaciers are getting smaller and smaller, and we have evidence that the vast majority of glaciers on the earth is reduced. There are a few, that increases the pga. more precipitation. If you just close your eyes, then happens nothing.
the Same alert sounds from the Norwegian Sebastian Mernild, who is professor in climate change and glaciology, as well as the executive director at the Nansen Centre in Bergen.
- Some of the places where we see the fastest warming is in the Antarctic, so there is reason to be concerned about the development, we see, says Sebastian Mernild, according to Ritzau.
- If we look ahead, and the temperature continues to increase, so we expected to see increasing loss of ice over time and thus also an increasing isbidrag from Antarctica to the global sea level, he adds.
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Photo: Janus Engel
Should soon do something
Jesper Theilgaard is not surprised by the trend with the rising temperatures. He believes, however, that we can do something about the problem.
- We have to take the bulls by the horns. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The overriding problem is that the emissions of greenhouse gases rises and rises, and we abilities, clearly, not to stop up, and it is serious. Economy is obviously heavier than the future of our descendants, saith the Danish klimaekspert.
The previous heat record of the Antarctic dates back to 1982. Then there measured is 19.8 degrees on an island in the antarctic area.