Climate Change Hitting Entire Arctic Ecosystem, Says Report
by: John Vidal|Visit article original @ The Guardian UK
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme study tells of profound changes to sea ice and permafrost, among others.
Extensive climate change is now affecting every form of life in the Arctic, according to a major new assessment by international polar scientists.
In the past four years, air temperatures have increased, sea ice has declined sharply, surface waters in the Arctic ocean have warmed and permafrost is in some areas rapidly thawing.
In addition, says the report released today at a Norwegian government seminar, plants and trees are growing more vigorously, snow cover is decreasing 1-2% a year and glaciers are shrinking. Leer más... |
Fuente: http://www.truthout.org - Tuesday 28 April 2009
EN Artículo:::Cambio Climático - Publicado: Tue 7th December 2010 3.24AM
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