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Wed Oct 9, 2013, 01:07 AM

Arctic climate’s last bastion succumbing to global warming, researchers say

One of the last refuges from the effects of global warming in Canada’s Arctic is succumbing to rising temperatures, creating significant risks for polar bears and the people who must survive off a rapidly transforming landscape.

A team of five researchers from Queen’s University, Laurentian University and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment has looked at algae deposits in lake sediments in the Hudson Bay Lowlands over the past 70 years and determined that, since the mid-1990s, the area has warmed dramatically.

In a paper released Tuesday, they say their research provides evidence “that we are witnessing the transformation of the Arctic at an exceptional pace.”

The research follows a report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in late September in which climate scientists said they were more certain than ever that human activity is the leading cause of global warming and that its effects will linger for centuries.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/arctic-climates-last-bastion-succumbing-to-global-warming-researchers-say/article14753727/



Andrew Paterson, left, and Chris Jones collect sediment cores in the Hudson Bay Lowlands.

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Cooley Hurd Oct 2013 #1

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Wed Oct 9, 2013, 06:37 AM

1. Kick - it's such beautiful country up there...

 

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