Sunday, 8 July 2018

The Arctic is now expected to be ice-free by 2040

Source: World Economic Forum, 17th May 2017, by Keith Breene

Keith Breene reported, "The last piece of summer sea-ice in the Arctic is expected to melt away in just 23 years, three decades earlier than previously expected. Scientists now believe that the summer of 2040 will see the end of the frozen north pole after a rapid shrinking of the ice coverage in recent years, according to a report from the Arctic Council. (...) Even if all the countries that signed up to the Paris Climate Agreement stick to their pledges (which is seen as unlikely) the amount of carbon dioxide expected to be in the atmosphere over the coming decades is likely to be enough to wipe out the Arctic summer ice for good."

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