The latest satellite data shows that Gore predicted the summer of 2014, the Arctic ice cap is not only not disappeared, covering an area of maximum 2006 since the thickness of the ice sheet also increased.
According to foreign media reports on September 2, former United States Vice President Al Gore (Al Gore) because of the contribution on the issue of global climate change and environmental protection, access to ?? 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, because when he had predicted global warming, the Arctic ice cap will completely disappear during the summer after seven years, the latest satellite data show that Al Gore predicted the summer of 2014, the Arctic ice cap is not only not disappeared, covering an area of maximum since 2006 , the thickness of the ice sheet also increased.
Authority to monitor the latest report of the Arctic ice cap U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center released show that the Arctic ice cap in 2014 accounted for about 15 percent of the Arctic Ocean, covering an area of about 5.62 million square kilometers, which is the same period of the calendar year since 2006 The highest value, from 2012 to 2014 between the area of the Arctic ice cap grew by 43 ~ ~%.
Danish Meteorological Agency uses a different monitoring methods, confirmed that the Arctic ice cap covering an area of at least 30% of the Arctic Ocean, from 2012’s 2.7 million square kilometers, growing to 2014’s 4.4 million square kilometers, the growth rate of up to 63% . Satellite images show the American University of Illinois, the area of the Arctic ice cap growth, but also increase the thickness of the ice sheet, 2013 Arctic summer temperature is low, and retained more ice, physical and quality ice conditions are better than in previous years Okay.
Over the years, the Arctic ice cap receded is considered an important factor leading to global warming, ice caps melt releasing methane into the Arctic Ocean sediments, the heat from the sun can not cause global climate change due to ice reflections in space Warm, Gore’s office said although the area of the Arctic ice cap growth, this does not mean that the Arctic ice cap to reduce the trend has been reversed, to the summer of 2015, the Arctic ice cover may be reduced to 1 million square kilometers or less.