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Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years


The Northwest Passage was, again, free of ice this summer and the polar region could be unfrozen in just 30 years   Arctic sea ice has melted to a level not recorded since satellite observations started in 1972 – and … Continue reading

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As the continental U.S. shivers, it’s downright balmy in the Arctic


2011-01-26 Scientific American It’s easy for [North] Americans to forget during this particularly frigid and stormy winter that the Arctic is experiencing extremely warm weather. Temperatures peaked 18 degrees Celsius higher than usual in the areas of Siberia, Alaska and … Continue reading

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