A future where summer last all year long or the scorching hot sun outside makes living in the planet Earth become something that is so miserable, only a few animal or tree survive, including human. That is such a terrible scenario that you could imagine. Well, sad news for you, that day has finally comes, we now can see the first stage of the consequence that we have cause because the sea ice in Alaska has completely melted!
It is Alaska, the place where is covered in ice all year long, now the ice is slowly vanishing!
According to the National Weather Service, the result from the abnormal hot summer, warmer sea and the historic high heat wave in July is the disappearance of the Alaska sea ice.
"This is definitely an extreme year — even by more recent standards in a changed Arctic," mentioned Walt Walt Meier, a senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
According to Thoman, a climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, this is not the first time the sea ice in Alaska completely melted due to the unusual consistent warming weather in the Artic. The sea ice around the Alaska coast has melted completely in 2017, but this year, thing happened faster than expected.
"I’m losing the ability to communicate the magnitude [of change], I’m running out of adjectives to describe the scope of change we’re seeing." Jeremy Mathis, an Arctic researcher and aboard director at the National Academies of Sciences. In June, Jeremy reported that the sea ice level was at the lowest point in the satellite.
Another heart-breaking news was that the Bering Sea should have been covered in iced in the winter, but recently, the place was nearly ice-freed, and that is clearly not normal.
The main reason was that most of the sea ice around Alaska and the Artic is young. Over that past few years, the thicker and multiyear sea ice has been melted away by the warmer ocean and weather, which was left was the thin and vulnerable sea ice.
"This is due to the long-term warming of the Arctic. Air temperatures are now rising at more than twice the rate of the global mean temperature — a phenomenon known as 'Arctic Amplification" - Zack Labe, a climate scientist and PhD candidate at the University of California, Irvine, explained in June.
Is the end of the humanity closer than we think?