The topic of global warming and the debate around it is not new. However, it becomes a frightening thing when we are constantly reminded of how it is affecting our planet. Nature herself sends us these reminders. Tornadoes and melting ice caps are two examples of natural disasters. For the first time, it rained in Greenland summit instead of snow.
Rain is often beneficial. When it rains where it should snow, though, alarm bells go off. It rained for the first time on record at Greenland’s highest point. Snow is the most common form of precipitation at the peak. However, another warning has arrived as a result of global warming. Greenland is rapidly warming as a result of the rain.
According to CNN, the temperature at the summit surpassed freezing for only the third time in the decade. The warm air fueled the intense rains in Greenland summit. This resulted in a total of 7 billion tonnes of water dropping like rain. According to the news, a scientist stated that this was “unprecedented.”
Greenland’s ice has been melting for the previous two decades due to the use of fossil fuels, according to a major UN climate report released earlier this month.
Since the mid-1990s, Earth has lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice, according to a study published in the journal Cryosphere.