This summer, during her research in Greenland, ice scientist Twila Moon has been struck by what is doomed to bring about Earth’s climate change, something in which even a little may still be rescued.
“As you go to the Arctic and see what’s happening with your own eyes … it’s depressing,”Kristin Laidre
‘Going to the Arctic and seeing what’ s going on with your own eyes is quite depressing,’ said University of Washington marine biologist Kristin Laidre, who was studying polar bears at Baffin Bay.
Permafrost – the icy soil trapping the strong greenhouse gas methane – thaws.
In summer, bears take to the ice to hunt and eat, feast and increase in weight to feed over the winter.
The 2015 Paris climate accord aimed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures or to keep it below 2 degrees.