About 8000 Blue Lakes Appeared at South Pole

22.08.2016

Scientists are alarming: due to global warming from 2000 to 2013 almost eight thousand melt water lakes appeared at the Glacier Langhovde. It is a sign of the destruction of the East Antarctic ice sheet.

About 8000 Blue Lakes Appeared at South Pole

Such processes have long been occurring in Greenland: the water percolates to the base of glaciers, which leads to cracks and melting is accelerating. Thus, the Greenland glaciers have lost about a trillion tons of water.

Now blue lakes began to appear at the South Pole, and the larger part was formed during the abnormally warm summers of 2012-2013. Experts fear that glaciers melting in this part of the globe can lead to a rapid rise of the global sea level, and, consequently, to catastrophic events.