Climate Change Is Pushing the Arctic Into Unprecedented — and Unpredictable — Territory, Scientists Warn

NOAA’s 2018 Arctic Report Card highlights several negative trends, including sea ice loss, caribou declines and harmful algal blooms.

Changes in the Arctic are pushing the region into uncharted territory, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Every year since 2006, NOAA has released its peer-reviewed Arctic Report Card, outlining the challenges facing the region in a rapidly changing environment.

This year’s report card, which included 14 essays written by 81 scientists from 12 countries, found that 2018 was the second-warmest year on record for the Arctic, and that warmth, coupled with the continued decline of sea ice, is driving changes in the region and beyond. Read more at ArcticToday.

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