A devastating Arctic temperature rise that could submerge coastal cities and trigger species extinction is now locked in

The Arctic is one of the world’s most vulnerable areas to warming temperatures. Over the past 40 years, Arctic sea ice is estimated to have declined by 40%. According to a new report from the United Nations (UN) Environment Assembly, the Arctic is in even more dire straits than experts thought. Even if the world met its most ambitious climate change goals, winter temperatures in the Arctic would rise up to 9 degrees

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