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A new study finds that both humans and nature are contributing to the dramatic melting of Arctic ice. Basically, it’s the combination of the two together that’s SO UNUSUAL and so important. A natural cycle of winds blowing toward the North Pole have carried warm air and clouds that trap heat. That UNUSUAL WEATHER PATTERN has been observed by scientists for over the past 20 years. But nature can’t account for all the warming in the Arctic. "You have to take the long term global warming trend and then add the natural variability on top of it, and combined they send you to A NEW CLIMATE STATE THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE."
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...