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3 surprising facts about global warming in the polar regions

Arctic Icebergs in Greenland; Global warming: The North and South Poles experienced unprecedented heatwaves in 2022.

Global warming: The North and South Poles experienced unprecedented heatwaves in 2022. Image: Unsplash/mlenny

Simon Torkington
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Graph showing the hourly temperature in Antartica
Antarctica experienced record high temperatures in March 2022. Image: Concordia Station/ Lagrange Laboratory

The total annual carbon emissions from wildfires in the Arctic
Carbon emissions from Arctic wildfires have increased in recent years. Image: Copernicus

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The warming of the Arctic continues to outpace the global average. Image: NOAA
Permafrost status of the arctic circle
Much of the Arctic Circle is covered by permafrost which is thawing as temperatures rise. Image: NASA Earth Observatory

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