Climate, temperatures in Greenland never so high in a thousand years

Climate, temperatures in Greenland never so high in a thousand years

Temperatures in Greenland have never been this high in the last thousand years. This is what a group of scientists reported in an article published in the journal Nature, presenting the results of research into the effects of climate change on Greenland. Their results showed that the temperature in the Arctic between 2001 and 2011 was on average 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than in the 20th century. And in this man-made climate change has had a significant impact.

“Greenland is currently the main contributor to sea level rise,” study author and glaciologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute Maria Hörhold told CNN. “And if we continue with CO2 emissions as we have been, Greenland will have contributed up to 50 centimeters of sea level rise by 2100, affecting millions of people in coastal areas,” he added.