THE NEW ARCTIC FRONTIER: We cannot wait to act on climate change

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 8.15.59 PMTwo excursion below the historic 2012-2013 season which saw the lowest sea-ice on record. 95% of older ice has been eliminated from the Arctic region, leaving remain sea-ice vulnerable. In  2019-2020,  we may see the first sea-ice free Arctic.


 

The Washington Post sums it up clearly


With an eye to National Security

Screen Shot 2018-12-12 at 9.37.26 AM“Certainly America has got to up its game in the Arctic. There’s no doubt about that,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a visit to Alaska in June. “The reality is that we’re going to have to deal with the developing Arctic, and it is developing.”

 

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