As the world braces for 1.5 degrees over pre-industrial temperatures, the Arctic faces a climate change feedback loop
This week, the World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures are likely to exceed warming levels of 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels. The good news is that if it happens, it's likely to be temporary and driven in part by a warm El Niño weather pattern. The bad news is that Canada is already 1.9 degrees warmer than in 1948 and the Arctic is warming at a much faster rate than the planet as a whole. Matt Simon, a science journalist and Senior Staff Writer at Wired Magazine, explains how this sets up a series of feedback loops whereby more climate change creates more climate change.