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'We are losing the Arctic as we know it'

The Wahlenberg glacier in Norway's Svalbard archipelago is calving icebergs at an increasing rate because of warming ocean waters, according to the international director of the Norwegian Polar Institute.  Kim Holmén, who has lived in Svalbard for three decades, describes the changes he has seen as "profound, large and rapid".  "The winter air temperature has risen by almost 10 degrees across the last 30 years; the ocean is warmer," he says.  Read more.....



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