This year, Arctic sea ice has recorded its second all-time low, covering 3.74 million square kilometers, according to the data collected by the United States National Snow and Ice Data Centers, on September 15.
For several decades, scientific research has shown that this sea ice sheet undergoes certain compositional and characteristic changes, which is added, in addition, with a constant loss of the same.
Between the last months of June and July, the Sentinel-2 satellite images of Copernicus, have captured the breakdown of Spalte, a fragment of the largest ice shelf in the Arctic, which broke apart into a series of icebergs across 125 square kilometers.
In this situation, several organizations have urged governments to adopt measures to reduce emissions into the atmosphere and reduce global warming, which is causing consequences such as the melting of the Arctic.
And it is that, said thaw has consequences throughout the planet, as the organization explains Greenpeace, which has requested, to all countries, a lgeneral ucha against the effects of climate change. As well as it has urged to adopt measures in the framework of the next Biodiversity Summit to be held in China, in which marine protection “must be a priority and central”.
Marine protection “must be a priority and central”
In order to document the loss of ice in the Arctic, Greenpeace has sent scientists, activists and campaign officials to that area of the planet on its Arctic Sunrise ship.
For its part, the organization Clean Artic Alliance, made up of about twenty international NGOs, has appealed to world leaders to act “urgently” in the face of slow warming in the Arctic. To support this cause, it has also launched of a campaign for a “strong and effective” ban on the use and transport of heavy fossil fuels in the Arctic, with which it calls to reduce, by 2030, up to 50% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere.
In search of solutions with which to stop this climate problem, the Secretary General of United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has convened a virtual meeting on biodiversity, for next September 30, within the framework of the meetings of the general Assembly.