Science

The oldest and more compact ice of the Arctic is melting

The oldest and thickest Arctic ice has begun to break and melt by creating a waterway north of Greenland.

Ice melting seems to worry scientists because although the area is usually frozen all year round, the phenomenon – which has never been recorded so far – has been detected twice this year due to the warm winds and heatwaves that occurred in the northern hemisphere.

The sea on the northern shore of Greenland is almost always frozen, and this is why it has been described as “the last ice age,” thinking it would be the last region to resist the effects of a warmer planet.