Global Warming and Arctic Polar Amplification

Map of northern hemisphere showing increasing temperatures towards the north pole.
Change of annual air temperature (⁰C) 1963 to 2012. Image — NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/maps/

The Arctic has warmed at about twice the global average of temperature increase and this is termed polar amplification. Several factors cause this: the resulting decrease in sea ice and snow has contributed to the warming through the ice-albedo feedback; with warming an increase in water vapour…

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Peter Miles

Peter Miles

45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com