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Re­searchers can’t study im­pacts of cli­mate change be­cause they’re hap­pen­ing too fast

Canadian Wildlife - - DISPATCHES -

Ear­lier this year, sci­en­tists were forced to halt a $17-mil­lion re­search ex­pe­di­tion to Canada’s Arc­tic. Dan­ger­ous sea ice, float­ing free be­cause of ocean warm­ing re­lated to cli­mate change, blocked their path north.

“Canada has more coast­line than any other coun­try in the world,” ge­og­ra­pher Tim Pa­pakyr­i­akou told CTV News. Seventy-five per­cent of that coast­line is in the Arc­tic, he said, which means it will see the most ef­fects from cli­mate change, and needs to be stud­ied.

Ge­og­ra­pher Tim Pa­pakyr­i­akou, di­rec­tor of the Univer­sity of Man­i­toba’s Cen­tre for Earth Ob­ser­va­tion Sci­ence

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