Global warming may be getting worse than expected, according to recent reports prepared by climate scientists. It is already well known that Arctic temperature is rising very rapidly. In fact, Arctic temperatures are growing two times faster than the earth temperatures. The rising temperatures lead to more ice meltdown in the summer season.
These reports have been prepared by taking into account data from various sources, including ships, weather stations, planes and satellites. It has been observed that the maximum increase in temperature is near the surface of the sea, and especially in Arctic Ocean. This impact is not felt at elevated levels. This report has also taken into data from various other places rather than a single source.
It has also been observed that these conditions are being experienced for the last few years. Rapidly melting ice cover in the Arctic Sea is leading to various other problems. This has lead to a lot of debate among the scientific community. Different sides are giving different answers to these changes and they have further added to the debate on global warming.
Environmental experts allows feel that change in clouds cover can also make a lot of difference as clouds can both trap heat and block the sun.
Sea ice plays an important role in keeping the earth cool as it reflects energy from the sun. The latest research establishes that around 16% of sea ice has been lost between the years 1989 to 2008.