The Arctic is heating up four times faster than the rest of the planet
The mean temperature change over the 43-year period from 1979 to 2021 in the Arctic was 0.73 degrees Celsius per decade, compared to a global mean of 0.19 degrees Celsius, according to the study, written by scientists at the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
The scientists at the Finnish Meteorological Institute looked at the most recent warming data from the past 42 years, from 1979 to 2021. They found that across major portions of the Arctic Ocean, warming happened at least four times faster than the global average rate. In some parts of the Arctic Ocean, such as in the Barents Sea, the rate of warming was up to seven times faster.