Arctic ice could vanish within 10 years: Scientists
Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the process is 50 percent faster than the current estimates.
New satellites being operated by the European Space Agency paint a grim picture of 900 cubic km of ice already having melted over the last year.
This is 50 percent higher than the current estimates from environmentalists, they claim. It is suggested that the increase is due to global warming and rising greenhouse gas emissions.
The entire region could be eventually free of ice if the estimates prove accurate. This would trigger a ‘gold rush’ for oil reserves and fish stocks in the region.