The loss of glacier surface reduces its ability to reflect sunlight.
In just two weeks two large iceberg broke from the Grey glacier in Chilean Patagonia. A giant iceberg the size of 6 football fields broke off from a glacier 20 February and 6 hectares separated March 7.
The experts noted that this is the first case when the icebergs of this size broke off in quick succession: glacier area of 270 square kilometers receded by 500 meters. Experts say the event as a sign of accelerating climate change. A UN study in 2018 showed that 95% of Chile’s glaciers retreated.
According to scientists, warm summer temperatures in Patagonia, heavy rainfall weakened the wall of the glacier, which not only accelerates the melting of the glacier, but also raise the level of the lake, where the glacier. “Glacial retreat coincides with elevated temperatures, which we noticed in the region,” the Inti Gonzalez, glaciologist from the Cequa Foundation.
Moreover, the loss of glacier surface reduces its ability to reflect sunlight, which accelerates global warming. By the way, global warming will lead not only to contamination of fresh water, resistance of bacteria, but also to endocrine disorders that reduce fertility in men and women. According to scientists, the most affected residents of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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