The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. Glaciers are melting, ice caps are disappearing, the permafrost is thawing, and land animals, fish and flora are migrating to new habitats. Geographer Mark C. Serreze recounts the decades of scientific detective work that reveal how this warming trend is not part of a natural cycle, but the result of human activity. In this fascinating and frightening read, he asserts that the North Pole serves as a warning system of what will happen to the lower latitudes.
About the Author
Mark C. Serreze is professor of geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a fellow of its Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. He directs the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
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