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One Planet: What Are The Consequences Of The Arctic's Rising Temperatures?

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Polar Bears Across the Arctic Face Shorter Sea Ice Season

  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we are discussing the impacts of the climate crisis on the Arctic's rising temperatures. A town in Siberia recently soared to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. If that measurement is verified, it would be the highest temperature ever recorded above the Arctic Circle.

According to the UN Weather Agency, the Arctic is heating at roughly twice the global average. What are the consequences of the Arctic's rising temperatures.?

 

Guests:

 

Greg Henry, professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Ted Scambos, senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder

Web Resources:

Reuters: Arctic tundra hotter, boosts global warming: expert

The Washington Post: Unusual warmth pours over North Pole, potentially jump-starting melt season for Arctic ice

The Guardian: The end of the Arctic as we know it

InsideClimate News: Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows

National Geographic: Warming at the poles will soon be felt globally in rising seas, extreme weather

New Yorker: A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic     

 

 

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.