NOAA – 2017 Arctic report, Warmer Arctic is the ‘new normal’

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( The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a news release stating that 2017 has been another warm year for the Arctic. Average annual air temperature over land was the second highest after 2016, with a temperature of 2.9°F or 1.6°C above the historic average. Maximum winter sea ice, measured in March, was the lowest ever observed, while the minimum sea ice, measured in September, was the eighth lowest.

A NOAA-sponsored report shows that the warming trend transforming the Arctic persisted in 2017, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects.

Now in its 12th year, the Arctic Report Card, released today at the annual American Geophysical Union fall meeting in New Orleans, is a peer-reviewed report that brings together the work of 85 scientists from 12 nations.

While 2017 saw…

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