A new study reveals that 32 percent of the Earth’s ice mass could be lost by 2100 if the global temperature continues to rise at its current rate.
Using new satellite images, US scientists have revealed different climate change scenarios and their potential impacts.
David Runes, a glaciologist from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, who led the study, said that in recent years, more satellite images are being used to examine change in glaciers and the future of each glacier is being assessed separately.
Rounce reports that 32 percent of the Earth’s ice mass and 68 percent of its glaciers will disappear by 2100 if global temperature increases continue.
Glaciologist Raunce said it was observed that this melting of glaciers could increase sea level rise by up to 115 mm.
The researchers note that 26 percent of a glacier’s mass could disappear even if global temperature rise is kept at 1.5°C, which is set by the international community.
In addition, it has been reported that if by 2100 the global temperature increase is between 2.1 and 2.9 °C, as predicted by the United Nations (UN), almost all mountain glaciers in Europe, western Canada, the USA and New Zealand could disappear. .
The clean water needs of two billion people around the world are sourced from more than 215,000 glaciers on Earth, but melting glaciers pose a threat to the billions of people who live near the sea as it causes sea level rise.
The study was published in Science magazine”.
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