Arctic warming even faster than predicted, scientists say. Summer temperatures higher than past 2,000 years.
By ALAN BAILEY
Published: June 17th, 2011 01:39 PM
Last Modified: June 17th, 2011 01:40 PM
Surface temperatures in the Arctic since 2005 have been higher than for any five-year period since record keeping began in 1880, according to a new report from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, an international group within the Arctic Council that monitors the Arctic environment and provides advice on Arctic environmental protection.
The University Of Alaska is forecasting a record late ice break-up in Barrow this year.