Warming is transforming the Arctic, says NOAA’s Arctic Report Card – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201954 Views

11 December 2019

“The Arctic marine ecosystem and the communities that depend upon it continue to experience unprecedented changes”

The Arctic remains the place to see some of the most dramatic impacts of climate change, according to the annual report card on the region released on Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

“The Arctic marine ecosystem and the communities that depend upon it continue to experience unprecedented changes as a result of warming air temperatures, declining sea ice, and warming waters,” NOAA said on Dec. 10 in its Arctic Report Card.

For 2019, NOAA found:

• The average annual land surface air temperature north of 60 degrees for October 2018 to August 2019 was the second warmest since 1900, while the annually averaged temperatures from 2013 to 2019 exceeded all previous records since 1900.

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