Climate Change Disaster Looms in the Arctic

A major study shows that between the melting of the polar arctic ice cap and the accumulation of toxic chemicals, northern wildlife including the polar bear are heading for extinction in this century.
November 12, 2004, 1pm PST | Michael Dudley
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The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ICIA) "is the product of four years' work by more than 250 scientists from Britain, the United States and many other industrialised countries. Its 139-page report, presented to a scientific conference this week in Reykjavik, found climate change is affecting the Arctic more than many other regions. For instance, scientists estimate that the polar region is warming at up to 10 times the rate of the world as a whole."

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Published on Thursday, November 11, 2004 in The Independent
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