Canadian Arctic Taps Warmest Temperatures In 120,000 Years

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People sit on chairs as they take advantage of unseasonably warm weather temperatures on the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice October 24, 2013

The rising Arctic temperature does not come as a surprise as there have been countless studies about this. However, the situation has recently become even worse. Recent studies have shown the rise in Arctic temperature has reached its peak in the past 44,000 years. There are even presumptions that it may well have tapped the highest point in the last 120,000 years. As a result, the ice caps at the Arctic have started melting exceedingly fast.

Gifford Miller, a scientist at the University of Colorado, cited the increase in temperature has reached an unparalleled high. The information regarding the Arctic climate has been published in the Geophysical Researcher Letters journal, claiming the Earth is getting warm beyond any normalcy present in the natural world. This contributes to the rising greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

This was the first time such revelation has been made by any research project showing that the Arctic warmth has gone beyond the earliest stage of the Holocene period. This is the geographical period that we live in presently. The period began about 11,000 years back. During its earliest phases, the solar radiation was about 9 percent higher than that of the present world.

Miller stressed in his statement that the Earth warming-up trend has been extremely alarming, particularly in the last couple of decades. The Baffin Island has been melting, he said, adding the ice caps in the locality may eventually disappear and may happen even before any further warning.

The research group examined moss batches which were taken from a melting ice cap in the Baffin Island. Further tests showed that those plants were as old as 120,000 years. They were probably caught in the ice. However, the rise of temperature at present exposed them once again.

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