The Arctic Circle in 2050

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Published on Nov 23, 2015

(Steve Menzies) The temperature in the Arctic Circle is rising faster than anywhere else on Earth and the sea ice is shrinking at record levels. Scientists are forecasting that the first ice-free summer in the Arctic Ocean could be within the next 25 to 40 years. The impact, both natural and economic, will be massive. However, there is still great uncertainty about the future climatic, weather and environmental conditions facing the Arctic region. Join David Eades from BBC World and our panel of experts as they discuss the key challenges presented by the rapidly changing climate in the Arctic Circle:
– President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson
– Director of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Petteri Taalas
– Director of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine research, Karin Lochte
– President and CEO of Arctia Shipping, Tero Vauraste
– International expert in polar marine risks, Michael Kingston

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

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