Arctic disintegration is worse than we thought
Arctic sea ice is disappearing faster than we thought! That’s a phrase we’ve seen so often in the news recently that it’s become quite easy to just tune it out. But a raft of research published in the Summer of 2020 finds that it’s not just the sea ice but ALL of the feedbacks loops in the region that are gaining pace at an alarming rate, including the atmospheric temperature, the heat stored in the oceans, the release of methane from thawing permafrost and the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, all of which directly contribute to the catastrophic climate change we’re witnessing everywhere on the planet.
Research links: https://youtu.be/kz6WxTH-p3o
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