So much ice has disappeared that the Arctic today looks much like what scientists thought it would in 2050. It’s as if the atmosphere hit the fast-forward button. Accelerating Arctic Melting
If the forecast models are correct and the vanishing ice is responsible, this could be the beginning of weather changes that might someday leave the West perpetually parched and strain water resources even further than they are now.
This is also tied into fresh water sources of supply throughout the whole of the Earth.
The average person should start thinking seriously about where their water comes from now, what they’re doing with it, and where the water will come from in 10 to 20 years, he said.