I found this article disturbing particularly due to my recent trip to the region. I can only hope that progress is made in this area. The impact to wildlife and the environment as a whole, globally not just regionally, will be substantial if something isn’t done. Unfortunately most people associate this region with having little to no life, but the impact felt here will definitely cascade to other biomes.
“Arctic perennial sea ice — the kind that stays frozen year-round — declined by 14 percent between 2004 and 2005, climate scientists said on Wednesday, in what one expert saw as a clear sign of greenhouse warming.” – Scientists: Winter Arctic sea ice shrinking