Arctic heating so much a ‘New Arctic’ climate will soon begin

“We need to change our definition of what Arctic climate is.”

The Arctic has been undergoing a huge transformation due to climate change, with Greenland being one of the worst affected areas.

The ice sheets over Greenland are almost three kilometres thick – but it has been melting rapidly.

If all of it were to melt, it could cause a seven-metre sea level rise, which would have huge implications for the world, especially the UK.

Google’s interactive sea level map Firetree shows that a sea-level rise of more than two metres could permanently submerge large parts of the British coastline with the likes of Hull, Peterborough, Portsmouth and parts of East London and the Thames Estuary all under threat.

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