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Sea level rise and ocean currents

In the Arctic, temperatures are rising twice as fast as the global average. These changes mean the Arctic will be a very different place in the decades to come, bringing with them regional and local implications, and affecting ocean circulation, sea level, and climate and weather patterns worldwide. Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS); Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Millennium Ecosystem Assessment; World Resources Institute (WRI); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); The World Bank; World Meteorological Organization (WMO); R.J. Nicholls and A. Cazenave, Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Coastal Zones, Science, 2010, 328(5985): 1517–1520.

Year: 2019

From collection: Global linkages – a graphic look at the changing Arctic (rev.1)

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz

Tags: Arctic climate change vital graphics

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