The new research has revealed that air temperatures in parts of Greenland have reached their highest level in the last 1,000 years.
In the article published in the journal Nature; Temperatures in the northern part of Greenland rose 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to the 20th century, with thermometers measuring the highest temperature in the last 1,000 years. Scientists have found that temperatures have entered a rapid increase since 1995, with samples from ice sheets and ice cores.
“We now have a clear signature of global warming”
“We continue to see rising temperatures between the 1990s and 2011. We now have a clear signature of global warming,” said Maria Hörhold, an ice scientist on the research team. Hoerhold said that an occasional weather system called “Greenland restraint” has until now concealed the consequences of human-induced climate change.
“We should be very worried about northern Greenland warming because there are a dozen sleeping giants in that area, in the form of large tidal glaciers and an ice current,” said Jason Box, an ice scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute, who was involved in the study.