Arctic Meltdown

For years, climate models have been predicting that global warming will show up first, and most severely, in the Arctic regions.

Now evidence is accumulating that the problem will be even worse than we had feared.

Richard Hollingham explores the evidence that the ice cap could be the first casualty of climate change.

But what will the environmental, social and economic consequences be?

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For years, climate models have been predicting that global warming will show up first, and most severely, in the Arctic regions.

Now evidence is accumulating that the problem will be even worse than we had feared.

Richard Hollingham explores the evidence that the ice cap could be the first casualty of climate change.

But what will the environmental, social and economic consequences be?