In the Arctic, temperatures are rising twice as fast as the global average, leading to thawing permafrost and melting of sea ice, ice caps and glaciers.
Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA), Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP), 2017 (based on the data and graphic compiled by G.M. Flato, of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis - CCCma); IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, 2007, Chapter 15, Polar Regions; IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, 2014, Chapter 28, Polar Regions.
From collection: Global linkages – a graphic look at the changing Arctic (rev.1)
Philippe Rekacewicz and Nieves Lopez Izquierdo