Greenland recorded its hottest temperature in 1000 years
Greenland recorded the highest air temperature in at least the last 1000 years. Scientists found that the average temperature between 2001 and 2011 was 1.5 degrees warmer than in the 20th century.
According to the study, climate change due to human activity has played a significant role in the sharp increase in temperature in the most important Arctic region, where the melting of the ice has a significant impact.
"Greenland is currently the largest contributor to sea level rise," study lead author Maria Horholdt, a glaciologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute, told CNN. "Greenland will contribute up to 50 centimeters of sea level rise by 2100, and this will affect millions of people living in coastal areas."