Report: The collapsed Arctic ice shelf adds ‘exclamation point’ to dire climate trends

CBC discusses the collapsed Arctic ice shelf and our dire climate trend. There are signs that Arctic ice may become unstable earlier than predicted.

In 2017, scientist Mark Serreze predicted the St. Patrick’s Bay ice caps, located on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, would vanish within five years. But their “official death” came two years earlier than expected and was set in stone this August, said Serreze. The culprit is climate change. The loss of the two Canadian ice caps is a warning that “everything is changing up there,” said Serreze.

The Arctic is “locked in” for a temperature rise twice to three times the global average, according to a 2019 United Nations report.

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