Climate change in Svalbard – Newshour, BBC World Service

Climate change in Svalbard – Newshour, BBC World Service

One of the most isolated corners of the planet I’ve visited – Svalbard, high above the Arctic Circle. In this story for Newshour on the BBC World Service I investigated how climate change is having an irreparable impact on the Polar region.

 

“For the Arctic islands of Svalbard, winter appears to have finally arrived – following its warmest autumn on record. In October and November scientists logged an average temperature increase of ten degrees. 

 

This is reaffirming the suspicions of many people living there that Svalbard’s climate may have changed forever. Avalanches are becoming more common because of weaker ice shelves – and some animal species are finding it hard to adapt. With more from Svalbard, Simon Parker reports.”

 

You can listen to the full report here. 

Date

January 30, 2017

Category

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