Yikes! Government Details 6 Most Terrifying Arctic Trends
NOAA published its seventh annual Arctic Report Card this week and though they didn’t hand out a grade as they have in the past it might as well be marked “G” for grim. Here are six of the biggest problems up north.
Virtually the entire length and width of the surface of the Greenland ice sheet melted for the first time in 2012. This year was also the longest melt season ever witnessed. Plus Greenland’s ice lost some of its glitter as exposed soot, dust, and other particles blew onto the snow, darkening it and making it even more susceptible to melt. The more Greenland melts the more sea level rises