By Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Considered in satellite tv for pc photos as a jagged white coat draped excessive of the globe, the excessive Arctic seems far-off and remoted. yet whether you do not dwell there, do not do enterprise there, and may by no means trip there, you're towards the Arctic than you think that. Arctic concerns: the worldwide Connection to alterations within the Arctic is a brand new academic source produced by way of the Polar examine Board of the nationwide examine Council (NRC). It attracts upon a wide choice of peer-reviewed NRC reviews and different nationwide and foreign stories to supply a quick, reader-friendly primer at the complicated ways that the alterations at present affecting the Arctic and its varied humans, assets, and atmosphere can, in flip, have an effect on the whole globe. themes within the publication comprise how weather alterations at present underway within the Arctic are a motive force for worldwide sea-level upward push, provide new clients for usual source extraction, and feature rippling results in the course of the world's climate, weather, nutrition provide and economic system.
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Extra resources for Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic
Arctic: Summary of a Conference. Transportation Research Board, 2013. ●● Seasonal-to-Decadal Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice: Challenges and Strategies. National Research Council, 2012. ●● Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington: Past, Present, and Future. National Research Council, 2012. ●● Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems: Summary of a Workshop. National Research Council, 2011. S. Naval Forces. National Research Council, 2011. Other relevant reports: ●● National Climate Assessment.
Support was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, the US Global Change Research Program, and the National Academy of Sciences. Special thanks to Laurie Geller, Deborah Glickson, Nancy Huddleston, Susan Roberts, Amanda Staudt, and Gregory Symmes; and to Richard Alley, Julie Brigham-Grette, Raychelle Daniel, Brendan Kelly, Henry Huntington, Jean Pennycook, Stephanie Pfirman, Gaius Shaver, John Walsh, James White, and representatives of the US Global Change Research Program, for their helpful contributions.
At the community level, Arctic residents are investing in greater protection against extreme weather, such as flood and water 30 conclusion management infrastructure. Despite these adaptations, Arctic residents will continue to face challenges as the region changes in the years to come. Climate change and the realities of an uncertain future are affecting the Arctic at a more rapid pace than other places in the word. With rising sea levels, climate feedback loops, ecological changes, geopolitical shifts, new opportunities for resource extraction, and countless other ways, these changes will have immediate and lasting effects around the globe.