Guide to Arctic Policy and Assessments

Title (max 80 characters)Arctic Climate Feedbacks: Global Implications
Blurb (max 320 characters)This peer-reviewed report released in 2009 captured much information on climate change science in the Arctic not available in previous reports.

It finds that warming in the Arctic will likely have far-reaching impacts throughout the world, resulting in sharp increase in harmful greenhouse gases and significant shifts in global weather patterns that could disrupt the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.

Amongst the findings, the report found that Arctic sea ice is melting at a faster rate than expected, with implications well beyond the region. These include changes in temperature and precipitation patters in North America and Europe that will affect agriculture, forestry and water supplies. 

Document type:Web page
Year Published:2009
Published by:World Wildlife Fund (WWF)


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