SVALBARD CUMULATED MELT RUNOFF TWICE AS LARGE AS PREVIOUS RECORDS
Source: Xavier Fettweis on Twitter
Svalbard is experiencing unparalleled ice loss with this summer’s cumulative melt being twice previous records. This is, in part, due to a temperature anomaly of +5°C (average from 1 June), contributing to the warmest summer ever in the archipelago in an area already melting 5-7x faster than the planetary average (citation from Norwegian Meterological Office).
Read about the global risks from Arctic change HERE.