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• Pacific Standard reports that the melting of the Arctic ice can, in fact, be reversed and the emerging field of climate restoration is yielding surprising solutions to the challenges of global warming.
• How can this information be more widely spread to drive action? What can climate scientists do to fund more ventures and research?
• Learn about how the Arctic is the key to our future.
A series of scientific reports released in the last few months found that Arctic ice is melting at an accelerated and catastrophic rate—the fastest rate in the last 350 years. If it continues at that rate, the Arctic could be completely free of summer ice by the year 2030, or even sooner. The most recent study, which concentrated on the southwest part of Greenland—a region with few large glaciers, and one which was previously not expected to be a significant source of ice loss—found that, if the atmosphere continues to warm, southwest Greenland will become "a major contributor to sea level rise."
What has not been reported widely is that this dangerous ice loss can be reversed, and the emerging field of climate restoration is yielding surprising solutions to vexing problems.
Read the full article on resorting the Arctic ice to curb climate change by Peter Fiekowsky at Pacific Standard