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Open thread for night owls: Speed of Arctic sea ice melt defies scientific predictions

Alex Kirby at Climate News Network writes—Speed of Arctic Ice Melt Defies Scientific Predictions: In an unusually stark warning a leading international scientific body says the Arctic climate is changing so fast that researchers are struggling to keep up. The changes happening there, it says, are affecting the weather worldwide. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) says:  “ Dramatic and unprecedented warming in the Arctic is driving sea level rise, affecting weather patterns around the world and may trigger even more changes in the climate system.
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