2014 Arctic Report Card: Visual Highlights

December 10, 2014

Full Report | NOAA press release

The latest installment of NOAA's Arctic Report Card confirms that Arctic air temperatures are rising at more than twice the rate of the planet as a whole. The amount of ice that survives the summer melt season is shrinking, and water temperatures are rising. Some polar bear populations are declining. The number of snow days is falling. The Greenland Ice Sheet is becoming less able to reflect incoming sunlight. Click the images below to learn more.

Polar bear updateFewer snow-covered daysGreenland reflecting less sunlight Arctic Ocean temperatures