Climate Change and Sea Ice Portlet
The Arctic Portals Climate Change and Sea Ice Portlet provides an easy access to material concerning global warming and changes in sea ice. The Portlet consists of recent news articles, scientific reports and other relevant material.
Climate Change or Global Warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near surface air and oceans since the mid 20th century.
The Sea Ice section of the portal refers to Sea Ice monitoring, and specifically the rapid decline of the Arctic Sea ice reported in 2007 and 2010.
Climate Change and Sea Ice are closely interconnected. It is likely that greenhouse-gas-induced Arctic warming is one of the major factors for the significant decline in Arctic sea ice both in volume and thickness over the past few decades.