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It’s a scientific fact that global warming is affecting the Arctic at a faster rate than the rest of the world.
A new peer-reviewed report by one of the world’s leading science agencies says in 2016, things only got worse.
And the region’s Indigenous peoples can expect drastic changes to their traditional life if it continues.
Aside from receding sea ice, the report says there’s been a five degree increase in air temperature since 1900, twice the rate of the rest of the world.
Increasing acidification of the Arctic ocean, which will damage the ecosystem.
As well as, thawing permafrost is leading to increases of carbon in the air contributing to global warming.