The highest mountain in any country is slowly settling down. Is getting shorter. Again there has been so much rain somewhere or over a thick snow peak that is rare in the history of modern civilization. Greenland, which has been enjoying a heatwave along with much of the northern hemisphere, recently had rainfall for several hours, which is just another evidence that the climate is rapidly changing. Greenland’s ice sheet seeing rainfall for the first time in recorded history is a worrying sign for climate scientists
First Rainfall in History
According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado, it rained for hours on August 14 on the highest point of the Greenland ice sheet, and temperatures remained above freezing for nine hours. “There has been no previous report of rainfall at this elevation of 3,216 metres,” according to the NSIDC.
Quantity and consequences of the rain fall
According to the data provided by the National Science Foundation’s Greenland Summit Station, heavy rains fell on the top of Greenland’s thick ice sheet on August 14 and 15. Which is a rare event in the history of modern civilization. In those two days of heavy rain, 600 million tons of water fell on the top of Greenland’s thick ice sheet. There was no snow on the top of the thick ice sheet in Greenland for those two days. It just rained for several hours continuously. According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, heavy rains in those two days melted an area of 672,000 square kilometers of Greenland’s thick ice sheet. Ted Scambos, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, said: “It’s all about rapid climate change. This is an unprecedented event. Rare in the history of modern civilization.
Cabnecage Glacier has dropped by 6 and Half Feet
On the other hand, the ice of Sweden’s highest mountain, the Cabnecage Glacier, has begun to melt very quickly. As a result, the height of the summit of the Cabnecage Glacier has dropped by 6 and a half feet in the last one year. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) geostationary satellite ‘Sentinel-2’ sent a picture of the summit of the Cabnecage Glacier on July 26, which showed that its height had decreased. Scientists say the altitude has dropped significantly as the ice in the Cabnecage Glacier begins to melt very quickly for warming.
Decreasing the height of a glacier is the best measure of global warming, says Per Holmund, a professor of glaciology at the Bolin Center Tarfala Research Station in Sweden.
“We are crossing thresholds not seen in millennia… this is not going to change until we adjust what we’re doing to the air,” Scambos told CNN.