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Rapidly changing arctic will contribute to increased sea level rise

Rapid Arctic Climate Change Could Intensify Sea Level Rise, Analysis Warns

Analysis from the Oslo-based Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) shows the pace of climate change in the Arctic is quickening and will significantly contribute to sea level rise by up to five feet by the end of the century. AMAP will release its full report in Nuuk Greenland at next week’s ministerial meeting of the eight-nation Arctic Council. “The…

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Feedback Accelerates Arctic Ice Melt – Canada, Alaska Most Pronounced

Scientists at NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center published research last week in the Journal of Geophysical Research based on satellite microwave data of seasonal Arctic ice thaw from 1970 to 2009. The study indicates the seasonal Arctic sea ice melt season is now about 20 days longer than it was 30 years ago. The growing season…

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U.S. Could Experience Impacts of Climate Change Sooner Than Expected

The American Geophysical Union, meeting this week in San Francisco for their annual conference, released a report discussing the potential for abrupt climate change and the likely impacts it would have on the United States. The study, based on the latest scientific data and observations, updates the research of recent reports from key agencies and institutions, including the 2007 assessment…

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