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The melting Arctic ice and rising global sea level will continue even while reducing the level of climate warming and a half to two degrees, because in this case the temperature in the Arctic by 2050 will increase by three to five degrees, and 2080 — five-nine. This is stated in the report of the United Nations programme for the environment, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the findings of the UN experts, the warming of the Arctic will lead to ocean acidification and plastic pollution. Their negative contribution to climate change on Earth can make the rapid thawing of permafrost. Due to the latter factor, by 2050, will suffer four million people and 70 percent of the Arctic infrastructure.
According to experts, maintaining the current level of emissions of oxygen will lead to the melting of all Arctic ice. If the Greenland glaciers and the Arctic will continue to melt, ocean levels will rise by a third.
According to experts, the Paris agreement can help to keep the level of global temperature and to limit its increase of 1.5 degrees. So, the permafrost will shrink by 45 percent, but even in this case, there may occur emissions of up to 1.6 billion cubic meters of greenhouse gases that will be a catalyst for further global warming and increase of level of world ocean.
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