Arctic breaks records with 5-year heat streak

The Extinction Chronicles

Arctic warming continues at about double the rate of the rest of the planet, NOAA says

A polar bear climbs out of the water to walk on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in 2017. A new report says Arctic warming continues at about double the rate of the rest of the planet. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

The Arctic had its second-hottest year on record in 2018, part of a warming trend that may be dramatically changing earth’s weather patterns, according to a report released on Tuesday by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

“Arctic air temperatures for the past five years have exceeded all previous records since 1900,” according to the annual NOAA study, the 2018 Arctic Report Card, which said the year was second only to 2016 in overall warmth in the region.

It marks the latest in a…

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