A weird Pacific cycle could make the Arctic warm up even faster

A weird Pacific cycle could make the Arctic warm up even faster
The Arctic ice is melting - and it could get worse

The Arctic ice is melting – and it could get worse

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The Arctic is already warming up at twice the rate of the rest of the planet. Now researchers have warned that a little-known natural cycle in the Pacific is entering a phase that could make it heat up even faster.

The rapid warming of the Arctic is already causing havoc, causing seasonal sea-ice cover around the Arctic Circle to retreat by record amounts and making life tough for animals such as polar bears. The warming is also disrupting weather patterns, …

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