Warmer air and sea, declining ice continue to trigger Arctic change
“The Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of the planet, which has ramifications for global security, climate, commerce, and trade, " said NOAA Chief Scientist Dr. Rick Spinrad, during a press conference at the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting this past December. "This year’s report shows the importance of international collaboration on sustained, long-term observing programs that provide insights to inform decisions by citizens, policymakers, and industry.”
Some 70 authors from 11 countries, including U.S. federal agencies and academics, contributed to this annual peer-reviewed report, guided by an editorial team from the Office of Naval Research, the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and NOAA.
Here are video highlights from the Arctic Report: