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Climate-Related Changes in the Arctic Environment, T. Zieliński & M. Darecki & J. M. Węsławski

T. Zieliński & M. Darecki & J. M. Węsławski –  Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science, POLAND

pp. 116-130   |  Article Number: 9
Published Online: March, 2018

Abstract 

It is an unquestionable fact that the Arctic climate is being transformed and as a result of these changes it is being warmed at a rate two to three times higher than the global average (IPCC, 2013). The evidence of climate change can be observed in the sea, in the reduction of the Arctic Ocean ice cover, in the melting of glaciers and permafrost, and in changes in the functioning of biotic elements (Report on the Goals…). These widely observed impacts of changing climate in the Arctic provide a very strong evidence of the magnitude and level of environmental consequences for the rest of the world (Brönnimann et al., 2007). It is obvious that the changes reach far beyond the Arctic and have a global impact. They affect biodiversity, and many aspects of social and economic systems (Brönnimann et al., 2007). Therefore, changes in the Arctic should obtain major attention by all parties, from scientists, through policy makers to the public worldwide (IPCC, 2013).

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