According to a study, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet will result in a 10 inch rise in sea level worldwide. According to the study published on Monday, “zombie ice,” or portions of glaciers that are no longer fed by fresh ice, would be the cause of this. The projections are double those made in the previous prognosis. Transcontinental Times noted that the new data has become a very big issue for climatologists who are watching the quick changes brought on by climate change.
“It’s dead ice. It’s just going to melt and disappear from the ice sheet,” Colgan said in an interview. “This ice has been consigned to the ocean, regardless of what climate (emissions) scenario we take now.”
William Colgan, a glaciologist and co-author of the study, was also quoted by the site as saying that the ice “has been relegated to the ocean.” The scenario is “like one foot in the grave,” according to Greenland Survey lead author Jason Box. That’s because of something that could be called zombie ice. That is doomed ice that, despite still being affixed to thicker ice sheets, is no longer being replenished by parent glaciers that are now receiving less snow. According to study co-author and glaciologist William Colgan of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, without replenishment, the doomed ice is melting due to climate change and will inevitably raise sea levels.
The study’s predicted ten-inch rise in sea level is more than twice as great as what experts had anticipated would result from the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet. It might measure up to 30 inches, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change (78 centimeters).
The expected sea level rise from Greenland ice melt by the year 2100, on the other hand, was predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change study from the previous year to range between 2 and 5 inches (6 and 13 cm).