Arctic Council


New Arctic Climate Change Report: Stark Findings Confront Secretary of State Tillerson Ahead of G7

, senior climate scientist

A new Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program report will be presented at the Arctic Ministerial meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska this week. It includes two stark findings. Read more >

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Thawing Permafrost: Why It Matters

, senior climate scientist

In these recent hot summer days, as my colleague Xinnan Zhu was walking outside exposed to the outdoor temperature of nearly 100°F, she felt like she was going to melt like an ice cube under the sun. Read more >

Photo by Xinnan Zhu
International Permafrost Association, 1998. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0.
Figure created by Xinnan Zhu in July, 2016.
NASA GISS data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/maps
Figure created by Xinnan Zhu from data in IPCC AR5
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