Shock and Thaw

“If this mysterious glacier were to ‘go bad’—glaciologist-­speak for the process by which a glacier breaks down into icebergs and eventually collapses into the ocean—it might be more than a scientific curiosity. Indeed, it might be the kind of event that changes the course of civilization.” The Race To Understand Antarctica’s Most Terrifying Glacier.

+ “The Arctic has been warmer over the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, the report found, and the region is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet.” NYT: Warming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region.

+ The Arctic has lost 2.6 million reindeer over the past 20 years.

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