Maria Horhold, a glaciologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany and lead author of the study, said: “We were seeing a steady rise in temperature between 1990 and 2011.” Now we have a clear proof of global warming. The rapid consumption of fossil fuels causes carbon emissions into the atmosphere, warming our planet. Scientists have warned that governments are yet to make the necessary changes to prevent the worst effects of global warming.
Greenland warming up
A UN report said in November that many of the world’s famous glaciers could disappear by 2050 as the planet warms. Another study found that two-thirds of the world’s glaciers are expected to disappear by 2100. Analyzing Greenland ice cores that provide information about long-term changes in temperature takes time. Data from the core was last updated in 1995. It was previously found that Greenland is not ‘warming as fast’ as the rest of the Arctic region.
Ice core samples were taken in 2019
However, an analysis of the core done in 2011 shows a rapid growth in the last 15 years. Previous data had shown a slower pace of Greenland warming than the rest of the Arctic. It was warming four times faster than the global average. Recent studies show that now Greenland is also catching up. Horhold said that the ice core samples collected in 2019 are still being studied.