The Arctic will be iceless in the summers after 2050
A new computer simulation has predicted that the ice in the Arctic will completely melt in the summers after 2050. After climatologists improved their algorithm to include more detailed factors, they concluded that the ice would completely melt in the 2050’s instead of the previous prediction, that it was going to be in the 2060’s.
The melting of the Arctic ice has two main impacts on our lives. First, there is the environmental impact, and there is a political/ economical impact. The environmental impact is that if the ice on Greenland and other islands in the arctic also melts, there will be sea level rises witch could displace populations living near the ocean. There is also the effect of the desalinization of the ocean waters, witch could impact the way the ocean currents work. The ocean currents play a big role in the weather patterns that we have.
The second impact is political and economical. The Arctic ice being gone, the passage will be open to shipping boats, and offshore drilling will be more accessible. Control over these maritime routes will most likely be disputed among nations such as the United-States, Canada, Denmark, Russia, the Scandinavian nations, etc.