Shocking images show how global warming impacts the Arctic

Arctic

Image - Timo Lieber

El Arctic It is one of the regions of the world that is suffering the most from the consequences of global warming. An example is the loss of ice that has been generated in recent times due to the increase in temperatures: In Greenland alone, 3000 gigatons of ice were lost in 2016.

Now, British photographer Timo Lieber, an expert in taking aerial images, brings us closer to this stark reality.

Arctic image

Image - Timo Lieber

This image, which could well remind us of a human eye, is just a sign that there are things that we are not doing well. The temperature in the Arctic is 2 degrees higher than normal, which might not seem like much, but is actually more than enough for the ice to go from forming a solid white platform, to melting into cracks.

For Lieber, this is his favorite image, because it seems that this "eye" looks at us wondering what we are doing.

Thaw in the Arctic

Image - Timo Lieber

Here's what happens as the ice sheet weakens: small chunks form that end up, unless conditions change, melting, which raises sea levels around the world causing flooding on the coasts and low-lying islands.

Thaw in the Arctic

Image - Timo Lieber

Although the lakes are spectacular, the fact that they begin to exist in the Arctic is concerning, not only for us humans, but also for the animals that live there, such as polar bears. These mammals, after having come out of hibernation, they need to be able to walk on a solid surface in order to hunt their prey.

As global warming worsens, polar bears have more and more problems finding and hunting their food.

Thaw in the Arctic

Image - Timo Lieber

The images, which are deliberately abstract, should serve to reflect on what is happening in the Arctic.


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