Paradoxically; as Arctic melts, Antarctic cools



Over recent decades, scientists have watched the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions respond in starkly different and perhaps surprising ways to the effects of increasing human influence on the Earth’s climate.

Whereas the Arctic has warmed far more than any other region and has steadily lost sea ice, Antarctica has cooled in most places and gained sea ice. Any hope of predicting the fate of these environmentally critical regions rests on understanding the elemental processes behind this polar climate conundrum.

Researchers published an article analyzing the effects of the ozone hole in the Southern Hemisphere as well as ocean currents might explain this strange climate trend. 

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  • Reply June 16, 2014


    Interesting. Between the melting and the cooling does this mean the water remains level?

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