Issued annually, the Arctic Report Card is a timely source for clear, reliable and concise environmental information on the state of the Arctic, relative to historical time series records. Some of the essays are based upon updates to articles in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society State of the Climate in 2008.
Material presented in the Report Card is prepared by an international team of scientists and is peer-reviewed by topical experts of the Climate Experts Group (AMAP) of the Arctic Council. The Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) provides collaborative support through the delivery and editing of the biological elements of the Report Card. The audience for the Arctic Report Card is wide, including scientists, students, teachers, decision makers and the general public interested in Arctic environment and science. The web-based format facilitates future timely updates of the content.
In-depth focus on key areas of British Antarctic Survey Research such as Antarctica and Sea Level Rise, Antarctica and Climate Change, Retreating Ice Shelves, The Ozone Hole, Penguins and Albatrosses.
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Earth Policy Institute - Eco-Economy Indicators: Ice Melting
The International Polar Year is a large scientific programme focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009. Scientists, educators and students from across the globe collaborated to bring the plight of the polar regions to the fore by studying the interactions of atmosphere, ice, land, ocean, space and people at the poles.