Climate change’s impact intensifies as U.S. prepares to take action

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2022
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For residents of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, the United States’ recent success in clinching a major piece of climate change legislation may feel like too little, too late.

Over the past 40 years, as the world’s largest historical emitter of greenhouses gases repeatedly failed to take significant action on the climate, the region surrounding Svalbard has warmed at least four times faster than the global average, according to significant new research published Thursday.

The study suggests that warming in the Arctic is happening at a much faster rate than many scientists...

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