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The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined that thinning Artic sea ice has caused a massive bloom of phytoplankton that is growing under it.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 25, 5:54 PM
Preliminary - Biophysical interactions
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Arctic 2.0: What happens after all the ice goes?

Arctic 2.0: What happens after all the ice goes? | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Researchers look into the future of the far North for clues to save species and maybe even bring back sea ice.
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A Homeless Polar Bear in London - Ft. Jude Law and Radiohead

"http://www.savethearctic.org - Our leaders won't listen to her, but they'll listen to you. What do you have to say to those who want to destroy the Arctic?"

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The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now

The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe
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Tasha Leow's curator insight, June 29, 9:56 AM
I was always aware of the deleterious impacts of climate change, but not to this extent. With the onset of sea ice melting, the loss of cover, and the climb in temperature, animals in the region are bound to be affected and shocking the environment. It is imperative we devote ourselves to protect our precious planet and reduce our global emissions in an effort to stabilize the rate of change that is consuming different parts of the world. 
Linus Tan's comment, July 8, 5:32 AM
It is shocking to see that the Arctic is changing as such an astonishing speed. While problems have already surfaced decades ago, it is now changing at an unprecedented rate. If we still continue to ignore the results of investigations and not take an active step to protect the environment, this dire situation will continue to get worse. The thing that I find alarming is that Asia is most at risk of being affected by melting ice caps. Seeing as to how Singapore is part of Asia, the situation is of deep importance to us. According to previous research, it has been estimated that Singapore will be underwater by 2050. However, based on this article, it seems that Singapore could end up underwater much sooner. Although the government has been promoting energy-saving devices such as washing machines and air conditioners, it still takes efforts from each individual to play their part and adhere to energy-saving tips so as to conserve energy and prevent the depletion of Earth’s resources and the melting of polar ice caps. While individual efforts may seem futile, it is the combined efforts of over 5 million people living in Singapore that will make a difference. Hence, we should take the first step and start conserving energy first, rather than debating on something such as how other people are also not saving energy and thus there is no reason for us to. On the other hand, it is comforting to see that there is still hope to slow down the rate of melting polar ice caps, or if possible, to eradicate it by allowing ice caps to form again, further stressing the importance of everyone to do their part and save energy.
Yap Yixuan's comment, July 18, 5:44 AM
It is disheartening to see the effects of climate change on the world on one hand and watching world leaders drag their collective feet on the other. As seen in the article, the effects of climate change are clearly visible not only in the Arctic, but multiple areas of the globe. Despite that, there is still a debate on whether climate change exists. If no one is willing to take drastic measures in order to help the environment, the consequences of our inaction will hit humanity hard. It is imperative that us, as the individual, the society, and as a global community need to work together to lower carbon emissions to help stem and pause the effect climate change is having on the Earth. As an individual, we need to limit our own consumption and carbon footprint, through simple steps like reusing and recycling the materials we purchase. As an community, we need to work together to create a culture of recycling and eco-friendliness in order to encourage others to join in the collective cause. As a global community, we need cooperation between consumers, corporations and governments in order to ensure a sustainable future of our planet. As the article pointed out, the effects on the Arctic can be slowed, paused or even reversed if we act now. Therefore, we should heed the warning of the “canary in the gold mine” that is the Arctic and change our ways before it’s too late.
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The unprecedented drop in global sea ice, in one terrifying gif

The unprecedented drop in global sea ice, in one terrifying gif | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice area and volume have collapsed in recent decades. And the North Pole has been freakishly warm this winter, as carbon pollution has made what would have been once-in-1,000-years…
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