The Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet, shocking report finds

December 18, 2014 3:27 PM

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Scientists believe that melting in the Arctic is exposing dark areas of ice and sea water, which trap more sunlight rather than reflect it back into space.

Melting in the Arctic is removing the bright-white surface layer of snow and ice that has been reflecting sunlight back into space, causing the region to warm at twice the rate as the rest of the planet, a worrying new study says.

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