Global Warming in Arctic the Term Paper
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When frozen soil melts, carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere.
According to an article in New Scientist, "the northern ice cap is warming at twice the global rate and...this will lead to serious consequences for the planet," (Bhattacharya). Consequences of global warming include threats of wildlife and ecosystems in addition to rising sea levels. Data related the global warming in the Arctic is gleaned from climate modeling projects such as those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC), which can project how global warming will progress in the future.
Some of the consequences of global warming are touted as being positive, however. For example, about a fourth of the Earth's remaining oil reserves are in the Arctic; therefore, global warming is actually beneficial for the oil industry. Nevertheless, most of the effects of global warming are detrimental and warrant immediate attention by scientists and climatologists.
Bhattacharya, Shaoni. "Arctic warming at twice global rate." New Scientist.com. Nov 2004. Online at http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6615.
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