UK carbon dioxide emissions for 2018 were enough to melt more sea ice than Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham combined, a report by the Daily Mail website showed.
Research by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) found that the current levels of UK CO 2 emissions lead to the loss of about 386 square miles of Arctic sea ice every September.
According to Reuters, a separate research published yesterday revealed that the Alps could lose 90 percent of the ice by the end of the century.
The North Pole is warming more than twice the world average with devastating wildlife consequences such as the rift, which has been highlighted in the new documentary film, the charity said. Our Planet.
“What happens at the North Pole is nothing short of a crisis and the world must wake up and act,” said Rhode Downey, chief polar adviser of the World Wide Fund for Nature. “The decline of sea ice is one of the most visible signs of climate change on our planet. For people and species in the Arctic such as polar bears and the word, but also for the health of the planet as a whole. ”