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A Review of the Climate-Change-Impacts’ Rates of Change in the Arctic
KTH, Department of Industrial Ecology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Building science - installation technology. (Inomhusmiljö)
KTH, Department of Industrial Ecology.
(KTH, Department of Industrial Ecology)
2010 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Protection, ISSN 2152-2197, E-ISSN 2152-2219, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 59-69Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Climate Change is a global phenomenon that has a global scale impact. The current trend of climate change towards the warming of the globe has resulted in various changes in the geological, climatology, social, economical, and biological processes worldwide. Temperature of the globe has increased due to various factors, but anthropogenic plays a major contribution through the heavy input of Greenhouse gases. One of the world’s most remote regions that have been affected by most of the anthropogenic stresses on environmental services is the Arctic Region. The Arctic Region has shown various drastic changes and has shown to be effected by various anthropogenic activities that take place elsewhere. These changes include the ozone hole (resulting from ozone degrading compound emitted heavily by anthropogenic demands ), the accumulation of various persistent and volatile pollutants (i.e. POPs) , and the meltdown of the polar ice (among others) . These drastic changes are well perceived and well projected for future preparations. However, the question still remains if these impacts would only accelerate change. This paper aims to discuss if these changes are accelerating or happening at a constant rate. In addition, this paper aims to only focus on changes due to global warming and climate changes phenomenon.

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2010. Vol. 1, no 1, p. 59-69
Keywords [en]
Climate Change Impacts, Rates of Change, Causal Network, Arctic Ecosystems
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Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10545DOI: 10.4236/jep.2010.11008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-10545DiVA, id: diva2:444548
Available from: 2011-09-29 Created: 2011-09-29 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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