Climate crisis related topic is among the top news headlines this week. Scientists went on a deeper study of the hostile continent of Antarctica with an ultimate purpose. They wanted to find out to the most detailed scope regarding the possible effects that changes in Antarctica could deliver to the rest of the globe. The term hostile continent is pretty reasonable with a record breaking 199mph of winds flowing down regularly from 4,000m height to the coast line. The bottom section which is the ice is another dangerous thing due to its thickness.
Despite that fact, scientists went there on a serious trip to find out what hell it Antarctica could unleash to the rest of the world. Within the last 25 years Antarctica has lost its three trillion ton of ice. Believe it or not, 50% of that was lost just in the last 5 years. A clear effect of that is the raising of sea water around the globe. At the earlier period of the last century the sea level rise was just about 1mm a year. Today it is 3mm a year and accelerating real fast.
Sea level rise is amidst the most prominent danger to face immediately regarding this update of top news headlines this week. Low lying islands such as Kiribati and Maldives have already faced the effect of raising sea level. Furthermore, that could be worse due to storm surges and spring tides. At the end of the current century the raise could be up to 2m. Just imagine how many islands would be gone following that matter.
What makes it even dangerous is the fact that Antarctica is actually sitting about 2,500m below sea level. The only thing that could prevent sea water from flooding is a rim of higher land all around its coast. With the melting of ice is increasing rapidly, it is possible that there are opening gaps within the coast. Sea water could slip through that higher coastline and melt the ice from the inside. If that happens the sea level could rise up to 3m instantly.
Regardless of the efforts to reduce the heating of the atmosphere that contribute to the fast melting of ice in the Antarctica, the effect is just there. It cannot be avoided at all. Upon facing this update of top news headlines this week, the best way to deal with it is just to prepare for the worse.