WMO warns of rapid changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned this Friday that sea ice is shrinking around the world at an unprecedented rate, with serious consequences not only for the Earth's polar environments and inhabitants, but also for the weather and climate. .

18 de June de 2023 12:03

The global scientific alarm does not stop.

The United Nations agency was based on the request of the scientists in charge of the study, to increase national and international research and observation capabilities in the face of rapid change in the Arctic and Antarctic areas.

“The climate community is sounding the alarm with new reports, as they highlight extraordinary temperatures on land and sea,” the WMO said.

Likewise, researchers reveal that the extent of Antarctic sea ice reached a new historical minimum in February 2023, after those of February 2017 and 2022.

According to the WMO, the phenomenon is of concern due to the change in the state of Antarctic sea ice within the broader Earth system, since the closer winter approaches, its extent remains at historical minimum values.

Due to the serious consequences of climate change for glaciers around the world, in recent years the WMO has increased its observation of the poles.


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