In Greenland, 280 gigatons of ice less per year



by LORENZO CIOTTI

In Greenland, 280 gigatons of ice less per year

According to a recent WWF report, about 280 gigatons of ice are lost in Greenland every year. WWF said: "We risk reaching a tipping point soon, if we don't do something decisive today, by 2060 the summer sea ice in Greenland will have completely disappeared and ocean levels could rise by more than 7 meters as a result." Arctic Mission, an exploratory expedition of a team of experts along the east coast of Greenland and made into a short film in 5 episodes, shows the change in the Greenlandic Arctic.

It is by following the experience of this exploratory mission that one can truly understand how much the fate of our lives and the places we live in are connected to each other and to the fate of the planet.

In Greenland, 280 gigatons of ice less per year

The 5-episode short film features the important contribution of ESA which confirms on the scientific basis provided by the accuracy of satellite monitoring, what the WWF has physically discovered and hence the need for institutions to always take into account the scientific contribution for the definition of the right choices for an ecological transition.

Isabella Pratesi, director of the Conservation program of WWF Italy, explained: "Arctic ice plays a crucial role in climate balance: they contribute to the formation of sea currents and the redistribution of heat between the North and South of the Planet, they prevent, by reflecting the sun, that the marine waters warm up too much.

The rapid global warming leaves no way out for this large and fragile land. Bears and indigenous peoples no longer have ice in which to hunt, belugas, walruses and narwhals are migrating north in search of climatic shelters where they can survive and reproduce, human communities are losing their certainties and the sense of living in one of the most difficult and extraordinary places in the world." The Country, like the whole Earth, is under the effects of climate change and, if we feel it clearly at home, with an increase in average temperatures of almost 1.2 °C, in the areas of the poles this change is manifesting itself 3 times more intensely.