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Keywords:

  • Arctic;
  • rapid warming;
  • global impacts;
  • science policy

Although fewer record-setting snow and ice events occurred in the Arctic in 2013 compared to 2012, “the impacts of the persistent warming trend of over 30 years remain clearly evident,” according to the 2013 Arctic Report Card issued by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at a 12 December news briefing at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Calif.