National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Arctic Report Card 2014 Released

December 17, 2014

The NOAA-led Arctic Report Card was released today. The annual assessment of change in the Arctic shows the region continues to outpace the rest of the globe in response to climate change, warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on earth.

The report documents changes in air temperature, sea surface temperature, snow cover, sea ice extent, the Greenland ice sheet, ocean productivity, and vegetation over the tundra. A special addition this year includes an assessment of polar bear population dynamics in several different regions of the Arctic.

Read the NOAA press release and visit the Arctic Report Card: Update for 2014.  

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