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Re: Average air temperatures in the arctic have increased by about 5°C over the last 100 years.

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Even small-scale melting is likely to have significant effects on global sea level rise.

 

Water expands as it heats up, even without ice melt sea levels are going to rise.

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Average air temperatures in the arctic have increased by about 5°C over the last 100 years.

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Climate change is amplified in the polar regions. The earth’s north and south extremities are crucial for regulating our planet’s climate and are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming, which has global consequences.

CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC

Average air temperatures in the region have increased by about 5°C over the last 100 years. Recent data shows that there’ll be almost no summer sea ice cover left in the Arctic in the next few decades. The effects won't just be felt by the habitats and species such that rely upon this area - they'll be dramatic in the entire northern hemisphere.

CLIMATE CHANGE IN ANTARCTICA

The Antarctic ice sheet is the largest single mass of ice on earth, accounting for around 90% of all fresh water on the earth's surface and spanning almost 14 million sq km. This ice plays a vitally important role in influencing the world’s climate, reflecting back the sun’s energy and helping to regulate global temperatures. Parts of the west Antarctic Peninsula are among the fastest-warming places on earth. Even small-scale melting is likely to have significant effects on global sea level rise.

 

 

https://www.wwf.org.uk/effectsofclimatechange

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