UN: humanity can not avoid rising temperatures in the Arctic

In accordance with the Paris climate agreement, the average temperature in the Arctic will increase by 3 ° C by 2050 and

at 5–9 ° C by 2080. This will lead to the melting of glaciers and rising levels of the oceans, which threatens to flood many coastal areas and islands.

In addition to rising levels of the oceans, researchers predict an increase in ocean acidity.

When the permafrost thaws, it's insignificantly increases the number of organic substances in the surface fresh water entering the ocean, which, in turn, contributes to its acidification by decomposition.


Earlier, an international team of scientists found that the melting of the ice sheet in Greenland from 2003 to 2013 had quadrupled. From 2002 to 2016, Greenland lost about 280 billion tons of ice per year.