Arctic ice could affect climate change

September 7th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Sep 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It has reported that currently the amount of ice that is remaining in the Artic region is about four million square kilometers and yet the thawing season is not yet over.

Gwynne Dryer describes this situation as a ‘known unknown’ situation. They also added that scientists are aware of the fact that the loss of the arctic ice is fast but what they are not aware of is the rate at which the ice is melting.

The ‘known unknown’ scenario is use to describe the time that the ice cover in the arctic will finally melt down at the end of each melting season. A report as given by an organization about climate change said that, it could not narrow down to what was precisely happening.

Unfortunately, this organization is not sure about the issue of the rate climate change and at the same time others who conform to this idea were also not so sure. A maverick from the snow and ice center thought that the meltdown would commence this period of ten years.

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