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Arctic trees multiply as sea ice retreats, signaling an environmental shift

Arctic trees multiply as sea ice retreats, signaling an environmental shift

In the Arctic, the expansion of white spruce is accelerating due to increased snowfall linked to sea ice loss, presenting new climate challenges.

Matt Simon reports for WIRED.

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5 charts that show the Earth’s climate in uncharted territory

Amid what’s destined to be the Earth’s warmest year on record, multiple climate data points have catapulted to stunning extremes.

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Climate change: Southern Ocean’s shrunken sea ice has entered ‘new state’

Warming waters have pushed Antarctica’s shrunken sea ice into a “new state”, scientists report, following a freakish season that left the Southern Ocean missing more than a million square kilometres of its normal cover.

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No quick fix to reverse Antarctic sea ice loss as warming intensifies, scientists say

Sea ice in the Antarctic region has fallen to a record low this year as a result of rising global temperatures and there is no quick fix to reverse the damage done, scientists said on Tuesday in a new study of the impact of climate change on the continent.
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Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

Ice-free summers are now inevitable even with sharp emissions cuts and likely to result in more extreme heatwaves and floods around the world.

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A summer without Arctic sea ice could come a decade sooner than expected

In a new study, scientists found that the climate milestone could come about a decade sooner than anticipated, even if planet-warming emissions are gradually reduced.
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Antarctic alarm bells: Observations reveal deep ocean currents are slowing earlier than predicted

Scientists have detected a 30% slowdown of the deep ocean currents that form in Antarctica, with profound consequences for Earth’s climate, sea level and marine life.
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