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CLIMATE CHANGE FILE: ARCTIC REPORT CARD

Hey Folks,
 
As part of the featured blog here on the site, I'm going to begin posting articles, reports and studies on Climate Change. These are the articles & studies I'm already reading everyday, so I thought I should pass them along to you as well. Climate Change is something we are experiencing first hand here in Newfoundland and Labrador and my hope is, this blog can be another place where we can all learn more about our changing planet together. 

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There may be no better way to start our Climate Change File, than with NOAA's latest Arctic Report Card, which was released last week. Some of the highlights of the report include...
 
-Record low snow extent and record low sea ice extent occurred in June and September, respectively.
 
-Duration of melting in the Arctic was the longest observed yet on the Greenland ice sheet.
 
-Growing season length is increasing along with tundra greenness and above-ground biomass.
 
-Record high permafrost temperatures occured in Northernmost Alaska.
 
The entire report card is more than worth checking out (here)... but here are a few recommended chapters.
 
 
 
 
As mentioned in the Report Card, this Summer the Greenland Ice Sheet experienced it's longest melting duration and a rare nearly ice sheet wide melt event occurred in July. Also in Greenland this Summer a camera crew recorded the largest iceberg calving ever filmed. It's an unbelievable site you have to see to believe.
 
 
Ryan  

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