Monday, 30 April 2018

The Arctic is telling us climate change is here in a big way.

This very important article was in Around the traps on Friday.
Mark Serreze writes about the arctic and how climate change is affecting it.

In summary

"Evidence that the Arctic is warming rapidly extends far beyond shrinking ice caps and buckling roads. It also includes a melting Greenland ice sheet; a rapid decline in the extent of the Arctic’s floating sea ice cover in summer; warming and thawing of permafrost; shrubs taking over areas of tundra that formerly were dominated by sedges, grasses, mosses and lichens; and a rise in temperature twice as large as that for the globe as a whole. This outsized warming even has a name: Arctic amplification."


The  future is not looking good.