Greenland could melt completely with permanent and irreversible efftects if the global warming reaches the 1,6 Celsius degrees. According to the University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) and the Potsdam Institute of Germany.
The research performed by the physics department of Earth II from the UCM and the Potsdam scientists for the Climate Impact Research (PIK) confirmed that the polar cap is very vulnerable to global warming. This latest research used computer simulations of their region and its weather, to see the results in case of this critical temperature threshold in order to see the survival rates.
So far the unfreezing of the polar cap in Greenland can’t be recovered and this will detain any new growth of the polar cap in the island. According to the investigation, the fusion of the Greenland ice could contribute to the increase of the sea level of several meters. This could affect the life of people in coastal regions. (AV)