According to a team of scientists, the poles warm up faster than the rest of the Earth.
Even in a century, when the global temperature increase might be small, there might be enough to make the centers "irreversible", and a team of researchers has warned on a new study on Monday.
The Paris agreement on climate change limits the temperature rise to "significantly lower" by 2 ° C compared to pre-industrial levels and, if possible, less than 1.5 ° C, an objective to be achieved at the level of radical changes in the industry and current lifestyles.
In comparison, if the greenhouse gases continue to release at the same rate, according to scientists, the temperature will increase by 4 ° C.
But, although scientists have so far accepted that Greenland and Antarctica's polar ice hat could survive with a 1.5 to 2 ° C increase in content, a new analysis published in the Science Climate Change Study magazine suggests that even a slight global warming could lead to irreversible damage by promoting sea level rise.
"We believe that (rising) from 1.5ºC to 2ºC is virtually a constraint to avoid new dramatic consequences for the polo," said Frank Pattin, AFP director and director of the Department of Geotechnology at the Free University of Brussels and responsible for the study.
His team came to the conclusion that both Greenland and Antarctica will reach a "turning point" of around 2 ° C, which "means that changes to the polar ice divisions will be potentially irreversible."
The melting of the painting has already caused an annual increase of 0.7 millimeters in the middle of the 90's.
And the poles warm up faster than the rest of the Earth: Since that time, Greenland now has 5ºC warmer in winter and 2ºC in summer.
Although scientists believe that the many centuries of full melting, even with a high global temperature increase, Monday's study reveals a new understanding of the Paris Treaty, which is the only human plan to stop the change in climatic conditions.