New Destabilizing Arctic Under High Emissions Scenario

Nature Climate Change, September 14 The Arctic is at high risk of undergoing a rapid state change away from a cryosphere-dominated system, leading researchers to call on governments urgently to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to avoid losing the its stabilizing role on the global climate system.  Under current high emissions scenarios, using the new CMIP5 […]

Arctic Ocean Experiences Significant Shifts in its Ecological Structure

Science, July 10 Growth of phytoplankton biomass in the Arctic Ocean increased by 57% between 1998 and 2018. This surge in biomass at the base of the food chain was triggered in part by retreating Arctic sea ice and the influx of new nutrients from adjoining oceans. In the future, the compositions of European and […]