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Too late now to save Arctic summer ice, climate scientists find

Even with drastic emissions reductions, ice-free summers are unavoidable, and they are likely to lead to more intense heatwaves and flooding. Research has proven that it is now too late to conserve the summer Arctic sea ice, and experts advise making preparations for the more harsh weather that will likely spread throughout the northern hemisphere …

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Montreal Protocol has slowed loss of Arctic sea ice, say scientists

According to new research, the Montreal Protocol, which attempts to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases, has the unexpected benefit of delaying the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. In an effort to stem the loss of the ozone layer above the earth, nearly 200 nations pledged to reduce their emissions of “ozone-depleting substances” when they signed …

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