Global warming in the Arctic

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  • Created on: 24-02-14 15:27
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  • Humans burn fossil fuels
    • Increase in atmospheric carbon greenhouse gases
      • Rise in air temperature
        • Rise in sea temperature
          • Melting of the polar ice cap
          • Coastal/ subsea Arctic Ocean methane hydrates released
            • Increase in atmospheric methane
              • Rise in air temperature
                • Rise in sea temperature
                  • Melting of the polar ice cap
                  • Coastal/ subsea Arctic Ocean methane hydrates released
                    • Increase in atmospheric methane
                  • Melting of ice in Greenland and Antarctica
                    • Rise in sea levels
                    • Decreased ocean salinity
                      • THC change
                        • Possible state change in global climate
                          • More severe weather patterns
                      • Loss of global albedo ice reflective cooling
                      • Thaw of Northern permafrost tundra
                • Melting of ice in Greenland and Antarctica
                  • Rise in sea levels
                  • Decreased ocean salinity
                    • THC change
                      • Possible state change in global climate
                        • More severe weather patterns
                    • Loss of global albedo ice reflective cooling
                    • Thaw of Northern permafrost tundra

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