According to reports on the Guardian, climate change poses a grave threat to polar regions in the northern hemisphere, as “the last ice area” began to melt.
This area north of Greenland notoriously remains frozen, even throughout the summer. Unfortunately, rising global temperatures have caused this ice region to break up, making it more susceptible to tidal movement.
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“The thinning is reaching even the coldest part of the Arctic with the thickest ice,” warned Walt Meier, a senior researcher at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center. “So it’s a pretty dramatic indication of the transformation of the Arctic sea ice and Arctic climate.”
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