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May 17, 2018

Battling Arctic weather to test climate change monitoring equipment

Temperatures are warming in the Arctic much faster than in other parts of the planet, and are having a serious impact on Northern Canadian ways of life, roads, infrastructure and wildlife, to an extent unimagined in the south. However, it is possible the North is a harbinger of things to come elsewhere and offers an early chance to learn about what climate change does, and perhaps how to mitigate its effects. Furthermore, the arctic contains huge stores of greenhouse gases; the potential impact of their release is not well understood. For all those reasons, tracking changes in arctic temperatures and... Read more
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