The shrinking Arctic ice protects us all. It’s time to act

The Arctic summer ice is shrinking each year. If it goes, the effects on our climate will be catastrophic Image: REUTERS/Kathryn Hansen/NASA

Julienne Stroeve

Canada C-150 Chair, University of Manitoba, Canada

Gail Whiteman

Director, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Lancaster University

Jeremy Wilkinson

Sea Ice Physicist, British Antarctic Survey


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The scale of Arctic ice loss is at crisis point Image: Arctic Basecamp
Which countries' populations are responsible for the most summer sea ice loss? Image: Stroeve & Notz (2018)

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