Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which sea levels will rise much earlier than expected.
The report mentions that rapidly melting glaciers from the Himalayas to Antarctica, and that cities like New York and Shanghai probably expect regular flooding.
More than 100 scientists from 36 countries worked on the Special Report to the ocean and the cryosphere to climate change.
It is the last of three special reports that showed we had until 2030 to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees. –
This report is unique. It first analyzed data from remote areas in the world; the highest mountains away from the polar regions to the deepest areas of the oceans – said Ko Barrett, vice president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
– found that such remote areas has obvious changes caused by global warming, for which the main culprits are the people – he added.
The report says that warming took into big swing and now there are negative effects on the climate, such as rising sea levels that could no longer be stopped.
But scientists believe that humanity still has a choice, or may decide to immediately stop the global dependence on fossil fuels.
The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicate that our planet heats up quickly, which is especially evident from the melting glaciers of Greenland to the Arctic and sea levels by the end of this century is likely to increase more than forecast.
The ice sheets on Greenland melts fastest if melted, could raise sea levels by 6 meters.
Between 2006 and 2015 average lost more than 275 gigatonnes of ice per year.
And the ice caps of Antarctica disappears.
The loss of its mass increased tripled between 2007 and 2016 compared with the previous ten years. Scientists believe that due to the rapid melting of Antarctica, if we continue at the same pace of greenhouse gases, sea level is likely to rise by 1 meter by 2100.