Arctic

A climate scientist explains what the melting Arctic means for the world

The loss of Arctic ice imperils many species - including homo sapiens. Image: REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Robin Pomeroy

Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum

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Historical variations in the monthly areal extent (106 km2) of seasonally frozen ground (including the active layer over permafrost) for the period from 1901 through 2002 in the NH. The positive anomaly (blue) represents above average monthly extent, while the negative anomaly (red) represents below-average extent
Permafrost is melting. Image: IPCC
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