Russia discovers five Arctic islands in Arctics
Russian Navy announced that they had discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic.
According to a recent report by the United Nations, glacier loss in the Arctic in the period from 2015 to 2019 was more than in any other five-year period on record.
"Before these were glaciers; we thought they were (part of) the main glacier. Melting, collapse and temperature changes led to these islands being uncovered." said Vice Admiral Alexander Moiseyev.
The islands had previously been seen on satellite images but the expedition was the first to see them. Permafrost ground that has been frozen for many years is warming and thawing and widespread permafrost thaw is projected to occur in the 21st century.
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