Advert

Latest

Man Lets Huge Huntsman Spider Live In His House For A Year
published atan hour ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
Now

Climate Change Could Be Causing Weird Stuff To Go Down In The Arctic

Climate Change Could Be Causing Weird Stuff To Go Down In The Arctic

Scientists have noticed something is happening in the Arctic and it's got them pretty worried about our future.

They have observed that freezing temperature waters around the North Pole are warmer than usual. This, in turn, is preventing sea ice from forming and it is causing a number of concerns within the scientific community, the Independent reports.

In a normal year the Sun will set on the Arctic around mid-October and the water will begin to freeze up. This year, however, higher global temperatures have stopped the ice forming and the ice that is there is melting.

While thinner ice may not sound like that bad, it could have disastrous consequences. Warmer air could push colder air south, affecting global weather systems.

Advert

Credit: PA

Climate scientists aren't entirely sure this is the result of climate change, but they are concerned about the rate of melting.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Topless Women Form Chain On Waterloo Bridge In Climate Change Protest

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus explained: "Lumping the two together has been a climate denier tactic in the past to mask out the sharp drop in Arctic sea ice in recent years."

Advert
News

Chilling New Study Finds Australia Is Already Experiencing Climate Change

published at15 days ago

Mr Holthaus also cautioned that the growth of ice sheets could potentially be an indicator of climate change as fresh melt water freezes quicker than sea water.

That said it is clear our climate is getting warmer, which could potentially have terrifying consequences in future.

Did you know that climate change could displace more than 250 million people by 2050? If you take into account that the war in Syria has displaced a little more than 11 million, then those numbers really begin to look staggering. That's more than 20 times the amount.

Scientists and politicians are also linking climate change to everything from global terrorism to mental health issues to rising cancer rates. There are so many sides to this crisis that it's a little overwhelming to know where to start.

Advert

Featured image credit: PA Images

Topics: climate change

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boris Johnson Says People Who Test Negative For Covid-19 Could Be Released From Tier 3 Restrictions
published ata day ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Entertainment

Ruth Jones Shuts Down Reports Of Gavin And Stacey's Return

published at3 hours ago

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.