Polar research shows widespread climate change in Arctic
Multidisciplinary research from the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 provides new evidence of the widespread effects of global warming in the polar regions. Snow and ice are declining in both polar regions, affecting human livelihoods, local plant and animal life in the Arctic, as well as global ocean and atmospheric circulation and sea level.
In addition to lending insight into climate change, IPY has aided our understanding of pollutant transport, species’ evolution, and storm formation, among many other areas.
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