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The image was taken by a researcher and shows the melting situation in the Arctic, as a result of global warming.
A photo taken by a researcher from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) in northwest Greenland that warns of the melting situation in the Arctic has gone viral in the last hours because of its impact.
The image shows a sledge moving through the melting ice, with the legs of dogs submerged in the water in the Inglefield fjord, and was taken last 13th by Steffen M. Olsen, when he was going to collect oceanographic and meteorological monitoring instruments in the sea ice.
“The communities of Greenland (Danish autonomous territory) depend on sea ice for transport, hunting and fishing, extreme events, in this case flooding of the ice when the surface melts abruptly, demand greater predictive capacity in the Arctic,” he wrote. scientist on your Twitter account.
In the town of Qaanaaq, located in that area, 17.3 degrees were measured last week, four times more than the usual average temperature, although the figure has not yet been verified.
The DMI had warned in a recent report that temperatures in the area near the North Pole were higher than usual and that the ice had melted as early as 2012, the year that marked the earliest thaw start yet.