A new video from the National Academy of Sciences focuses on the rapid pace of Arctic change and investigates the transition to a “new normal” of reduced ice and snow and the cascade of impacts this will have on systems that depend on frozen ground and water. The film highlights AOOS colleague Henry Huntington.
The Arctic is transitioning to a “new normal” of reduced ice and snow, bringing rapid changes to ecosystems, people, and climate. Arctic societies are also changing rapidly, especially in the political realm as indigenous people achieve greater autonomy in some regions. This video highlights findings of a new National Research Council report that identifies emerging research questions to help us understand how environmental and societal transitions will affect the Arctic and the rest of the world.