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December 11, 2018 - Accuweather

Warming and melting Arctic has 'cascading effects' around the globe, 2018 Arctic Report Card says

Warming and melting Arctic has 'cascading effects' around the globe, 2018 Arctic Report Card says
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This year continues to follow a trend of Arctic warming and sea ice melting. All five years since 2014 have been warmer than any prior records, according to an annual report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

The NOAA's 2018 Arctic Report Card was released on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting. 

The Arctic Ocean has lost 95 percent of its oldest, thickest ice. In 2018, Arctic sea ice remained younger and thinner and covered less area than in the past. The 12 lowest extents in the satellite record have occurred in the last 12 years, according to the report.

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