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Global warming shortens Arctic ice road season


I'm doctor. Anthony License and this is climate connections. Many people avoid driving on ice. He wrote in northern Canada's Arctic Tundra. Some roads are made of ice. A network of seasonal roads on frozen rivers and lakes allows trucks to reach remote areas. Many of these places are otherwise accessible. Only by boat or plane but as the climate warms. The ice road season is getting shorter. Show Young of the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill analyzed more than three decades of satellite images of rivers around the globe. He looked at which rivers were frozen and win way to take the widespread gig client in river is in the past thirty years. In general have later frees up of the river surface and we have earlier break up of the river surface and has consequences for when you actually built. This is roads young also studied. What is likely to happen to river? Ice If global carbon pollution and temperatures continue arise. He found that by twenty one hundred. Some rivers could be ice free for weeks longer than they are now so global warming could continue to the ice road season and make it harder and more expensive to reach some remote and isolated places in the Arctic. Climate connections is produced by the Yale Center for Environmental Communication. Learn more at Yale Connections Dot Org?

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