The Earth Is Heating Faster Than We Thought; Arctic 8x Faster Than Rest because gaps in Arctic temperature had led scientists to underestimate global warming says a new study, reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. Not only is the Arctic warming eight times faster than the rest of the planet, but failure to account for temperature gaps has led global datasets to underestimate the rise of temperatures worldwide. By adding in new temperature data from satellites over the rapidly-warming Arctic, scientists report that the world’s climate has not slowed in warming, as it previously appeared to some, but is warming as rapidly as predicted, with the Arctic currently facing the brunt of it.
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