With more and more shipping companies taking advantage of the Arctic shipping routes, which has freed up by global warming, NASA recently has released a video of how the Arctic environment is being affected by this.
At the University of Reading they have found that, by 2050, double the amount of non-icebreaker vessels will be able to navigate the Arctic, due to rapid melting of ice caps, with some even going through the north pole, reported the BBC.
If the Paris Agreement global temperature rise limit of below two degrees is not honoured, then reinforced ships could be travelling the arctic all year round by the late 2000’s.
NASA has released data which suggests the effects of global warming are accelerating faster than has ever before been predicted.
It has been announced that coastal towns and infrastructure are now at greater risk than ever before of rising sea levels, which are also accelerating faster than previously thought.
Rising global temperatures are the cause of much of the extreme weather that we see today, and an increase in offshore hurricanes and dangerous weather at sea increases as warming air and water causes pressure to build up in the atmosphere.
Watch a video showing a short timeline of the rising effect of Global Warming: