A new study has found out that for every 500 meters that you drive along with your car, you melt around 15 kilograms of glacier ice. The study also found out that we are unable to fix this problem fully. In other words, the damage has already been done.
What do specialists have to say about that?
They said that that the damage that has been done so far through climate change cannot be undone. However, we can take steps to stop further damage from getting worse. The scientists that partook in this study came from the Institute of Geography at the University of Bremen, others came from the Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences from the University of Innsbruck.
The study – more details about it
The whole research process of this study comes down to just one equation. They said that one kilo of carbon emissions come down to a heat level that will make 15 kilograms of ice melt down. Were we to start talking about how we can preserve the ice levels, we would need to get back to carbon dioxide levels that were registered from pre-industrial times. That would be impossible to reach in our technology age.
The calculation showed that one third of the glacier ice that is stored now in mountains cannot be saved any longer.
Plans for the future
Researchers said that the effect of carbon emissions on the environment will not be felt for up to 200 years in the future. However, new technologies that are focused on reducing carbon emissions or even trying to better the environment in the future. Hopefully, we can fix what has been done in a way that is going to be ecologically sustainable. However, we still have a long way to go before that can be done.