If you're a Bowhead whale and you spend summers in the Arctic—congratulations! Life is good. Your food supply is growing and your waters are warming. Your summer "vacation" lasts a few weeks longer n
We already see the effects of climate change in the world around us. Check out some key examples.
Learn how global warming is impacting polar bears, their habitat and food sources.
Scientists have devoted considerable attention to arctic ecosystems when investigating the effects of global warming.
An Extreme EnvironmentThe Arctic has a complex climate characterized by little sunlight in winter, long summer days, strong winds, low temperatures, and little rainfall. Ice—present as snow, ice sheet
The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
Many Arctic animals, such as polar bears, seals, walruses, and seabirds, rely on the sea’s biological productivity and on the presence of sea ice, both of which are highly dependent on climatic condit