Q. With reference to Ice-albedo feedback, consider the following statements;
1.Sea ice and snow have a higher albedo than land and water.
2.Melting of sea ice will make the ocean less capable of absorbing solar radiation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A

Statement 1 is correct: Sea ice and snow have high albedo, implying that they are capable of reflecting most of the solar radiation compared to water and air.

Statement 2 is incorrect: Global warming is resulting in diminishing sea ice. As the sea ice melts, the Arctic Ocean will be more capable of absorbing solar radiation.

Source: The Hindu