United Nations
Arctic Ocean Resilience: Can critical tipping points still be avoided?
Friday, 9 June 2017
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Conference Room 4, UNHQ

Side Event

Hosted by: the Government of Sweden, Stockholm Environmental Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centrum

The Arctic is often thought of as a distant and isolated region, yet it is also a bellwether of global change. Newspaper headlines and scientific publications over the past year chronical a speed and breadth of ecological and social change that is even greater than many other regions of the planet. These changes are often dramatic: new record lows for sea ice extent, temperatures dramatically above seasonal norms, permafrost thaw, eroding coastlines and acidification of the Arctic Ocean at roughly twice the rate for the world’s oceans in general.
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