7 Big Changes in the Arctic, Thanks to Global Warming, According to NOAA Report Card

December 19, 2014 12:19 AM

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NOAA's annual Arctic Report Card was released Dec. 17, and it backs up with fresh data what climate scientists and other researchers who study the polar region have been saying for years: the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and that is sparking changes that could have very large impacts on the rest of the world.

"Arctic warming is setting off changes that affect people and the environment in this fragile region, and has broader effects beyond the Arctic on global security, trade, and climate," Craig McLean, the acting assistant administrator for NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, said during...

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