Great Lakes have less ice cover this year

Great Lakes have less ice cover this year

The melting of ice has been always most visible sign of the climate change. With lot of controversies around the existence of climate change along with increasing number of ‘climate change’ deniers, the ice studies are giving concrete evidence of the global warming.

The latest ice data regarding the Great lakes region’s ice has also pointed towards the climate change. The study showed that ice has been melting quickly at the Great Lakes. Though Northeastern America is facing harsh winter since last two years, the collected ice disappearing much faster than ever before around the lakes. The ice at the Great Lakes was at peak at the beginning of the March. Due to winter ice was generate much before than expected as per data of last 40 years.

This year around 55 percent of the Lake Michigan area was under ice but previous year the percentage was around 75 in the month of March. In the case Lake Superior, the ice covered 91 percent of the area last year but today it only has 72 percent area under the ice. Huron lakes satellite imaginary showed that only 63 percent of the total area is under ice as compared to 88 percent last March. Only Lake Erie was covered under more ice that is 90 percent this year than 88 percent last year. Lake Ontario had lowest ice cover of 14 percent last year but it increased to 27 percent this year in the March.

Though the less ice has given sigh of relief to Americans from the long winter, this can be an alarming sign of a climate change.

 

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