Arctic heating up nearly four times faster than the Earth as a whole

2022 CEArctic

"The Arctic is heating up nearly four times faster than the Earth as a whole, according to new research. The findings are a reminder that the people, plants and animals in polar regions are experiencing rapid, and disastrous, climate change. Scientists previously estimated that the Arctic is heating up about twice as fast as the globe overall. The new study finds that is a significant underestimate of recent warming . . . There are many reasons why the Arctic is heating up more quickly than other parts of the Earth. Changes in the amount of air pollution coming from Europe and natural multi-decade climate variations likely play a role. But human-caused global warming is the underlying reason that the Arctic, and the planet as a whole, are heating up."

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Rebecca Hersher, "The Arctic is heating up nearly four times faster than the whole planet, study finds, NPR, August 11, 2022, https://www.npr.org/2022/08/11/1116608415/the-arctic-is-heating-up-nearly-four-times-faster-than-the-rest-of-earth-study-f?fbclid=IwAR2f-1hUbxegXK6yHksLM1ckBgWQCjxtCFBpvi5N7lQPjfgE2yHUfRN68e0.