A new report from the Arctic Council's AMAP project reveals a collaborative effort to map and track pollution and climate change in the Arctic.
Climate change is affecting the Arctic faster than previously forecast. This report anticipates that by the 2030s, the Arctic Ocean will be largely free of ice during the summer, due higher rates and more varied causes of melting. This will have HUGE impacts on global climate, sea level and weather patterns. Updated forecasts indicate lower bounds on sea level rise are underestimated. The new norm will disrupt many global weather patterns, including the Jet Stream and the Southeast Asian monsoon.