Wednesday, October 4

Due to the increase in warming, scientists are unable to quickly reverse Antarctic sea ice loss.

Scientists are studying the impact of climate change on Antarctica’s penguin colonies, with a focus on depicting pennies on an iceberg.

In paragraphs 3 and 4, the quote was attributed to Anna Hogg instead of Caroline Holmes, as stated in the original story.

A new study released on Tuesday by scientists has revealed that the impact of climate change on the Antarctic region has reached a record low due to global temperatures, and there is no immediate solution to reverse the effects.

According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science, the continent’s minimum summer ice cover dropped below 2 million square kilometres (772,000 square miles) for the first time last year since satellite monitoring began in 1978, reaching obliquely in February.

Anna Hogg, a professor at the University of Leeds and co-author of the study, stated that these items will require decades or centuries to recover. She also noted that there is no quick solution to replacing the ice caused by melting icy surfaces like crates or shelves.

She stated during a press conference that even if it were achievable, it would take ages.

Tim Naish, director of the Antarctic Research Centre at New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington, who was not involved in the research, reported that the current sea ice minimum is 20% lower than the average over the past 40 years, which means that New Plymouth has lost almost 10 times as much sea water.

“We are approaching tipping points in some cases, and if we do so, it will lead to irreversible changes that affect future generations,” Naish stated.

The study found that global warming, caused by the burning of fossil fuels, has made Antarctica more vulnerable to extreme events, making the impact almost certain to worsen.

According to the statement, climate change will result in larger and more frequent heatwaves, ice shelf collapses or sea level droplets, all due to recent scientific studies of the Antarctic ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere.

The impact of climate change on Antarctica and the surrounding ocean has been ambiguous, and it has proven challenging for scientists to determine the extent to which global warming is altering the thickness of the frozen ice.

Martin Siegert, a glaciologist at the University of Exeter and co-author, conjectures that extreme events will intensify as global temperatures rise, given the rapid receding of sea ice.

The continent experienced temperatures as high as 38.5 Celsius (69.3 Fahrenheit) above normal last year due to the influx of subtropical heat and moisture from an “atmospheric river” from Australia.

Siegert characterized the temperature rise as “unbelievably remarkable” and suggested that it could have resulted in the East Antarctic ice sheet melting, which has been preserved until now.

“Although Antarctica is a fragile place, extreme events test that fragility,” he said. “What we are deeply concerned about is the increase in intensity and frequency of such events, as well as the cascading influences they have in other places.”

David Stanway was responsible for reporting, while Edmund Klamann edited.

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