Polar regions

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The Cry of the Cryosphere

Summer snow cover in the Arctic has decreased by 2.5 million km2 in fifty years. The changes for animals and human livelihoods in the affected regions are dramatic.
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Faster melting ice-sheets

Research shows that the tipping point for long-term melting of polar regions and high-mountain glaciers could be close.
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Global warming will thaw more permafrost than previously thought

The UK Met Office reports that “global warming will thaw about 20 per cent more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.
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Ban dirty residual fuels in the Arctic

A new study by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT) compares the economic and environmental trade-offs of switching from heavy residual fuel oil (HFO) to two alternative fuels, distillate fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG), in the Arctic.
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1 tonne of CO2 melts 3 m2 of Arctic ice

Study argues that Arctic summer sea ice can survive only if global warming is kept below 1.5°C.
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