Antarctica & Arctic

"Arctic’s ‘Last Ice Area’ Shows Earlier-Than-Expected Melt"

"Part of the Arctic is nicknamed the “Last Ice Area,” because floating sea ice there is usually so thick that it’s likely to withstand global warming for decades. So, scientists were shocked last summer when there was suddenly enough open water for a ship to pass through."

Source: AP, 07/02/2021

New Arctic Council Reports Underline Growing Concerns At Air Pollution

"The Arctic is now warming three times as fast as the global average, and faces an ongoing barrage of dangerous climate and environmental pollutants, Arctic Council experts warned at the start of their meetings in Reykjavik, Iceland this week. Black carbon, or soot, remains high on the list of concerns because of its negative effect on human health and because it accelerates the Arctic meltdown by darkening snow."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/21/2021


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