A group of geophysicists, representing the University of Washington have discovered why, despite the global trend towards significant warming, the so-called water of the southern ocean over the years are not heated too much, thereby suppressing the melting of Antarctica. At a depth of more than three kilometers, scientists have discovered water that is not involved in circulation and the remaining one of the most “untouched” global warming in the world.
The southern ocean — the code name of the waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans surrounding Antarctica. As a “fifth ocean” it stands out only informally, as in fact has delineated the land areas of the border. In its depths, according to the researchers, is the water, not floating to the surface from the time when a person not affect global warming. Thus, the water remains cold, thereby delaying the process of warming near the South pole in General.
However, other scientists recently published a study which implies that the degree of protection of Antarctica from global warming should not be overestimated. According to an international team of researchers, who published their work in the journal Nature, even in the Eastern part of Antarctica, which is generally considered the most “resistant” to climate change, there is a rapid melting of the glacier under the name of Totten. And already in the current century this process may become irreversible, leading to flooding is very extensive land areas, the researchers said.
As it became known in mid-may, due to global warming under the water has already left some of the Solomon Islands, and this process continues.
Recently, the UN experts said in a progress report of UNESCO on world heritage and tourism stated that due to climate change in the foreseeable future can be ruined objects included in the list of world heritage, from 29 countries.Related posts: