The Brief on "Arctic warming amplifies climate change and its impacts" has just been published with over 70 research papers linked so far, showing mild consensus on this topic.
Explore the papers here.
Warming in the Arctic has occurred at double the global average, something known as Arctic amplification. This combined with more frequent Arctic heatwaves during the 21st century has reduced sea-ice extent and thickness.
A range of impacts have been observed in the Arctic, including permafrost thaw and wildfires. The record temperatures in Siberia this summer could be another example of the changing Arctic climate. While many papers have drawn links between recent decline of Arctic sea-ice extent and increased mid-latitude weather extremes.
The Arctic is a critical frontier for the study of climate change science. To read the ScienceBrief on the Arctic click here.
Scientists are invited to contribute new papers and interpretations here.