Melting Sea Ice Causing Extreme Weather Conditions in Northern Hemisphere

Melting Sea Ice Causing Extreme Weather Conditions in Northern Hemisphere

Climate scientists have blamed melting sea ice for causing extreme winter in the North America and Europe during this winter. Thickness of the ice is also a concern among the environmental scientists. As per the pictures shown by satellite, the sea ice is at the sixth lowest expanse till now.

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, only 15 million square kilometers ice was there in the beginning of ice melting season.

"The sea ice is going rapidly. It's 80 percent less than it was just 30 years ago. There has been a dramatic loss. This is a symptom of global warming and it contributes to enhance warming of the Arctic", said Jennifer Francis, a Research Professor at the Rutgers Institute of Coastal and Marine Science. She added that this has also made the jet stream weaker. The speed of jet stream determines the weather in northern hemisphere.

Recently, heavy snowstorms have led to travel routines and several other disturbances in the North Europe along with North-Eastern U. S. Besides, the weather has been unusually cold for the last few weeks in northern hemisphere. Although, snowfall is usual in the countries falling in this area, yet the weather conditions these days are extreme.


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