Algae will soon melt Greenland

The influence of tiny green photosynthetic on the Arctic climate has been noticeably undervalued – it is they, and not industrial pollution, that make Greenland ice melt.

An international group of glaciologists discovered that microalgae that breed on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet make it much darker and cause it to melt under the sun’s rays. And the role of these organisms was even greater than that of particles of soot and, in general, all other types of ice contamination. This means that predictions of the rate of its destruction can be substantially understated. Apparently, the role of living beings in the formation of climate in the Arctic regions is higher than previously thought.

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