The Canadian Arctic is currently experiencing one of the most extreme periods of its coldest winter in recorded history.
That is because the region has seen a steady decline in sea ice for decades now, due to warming temperatures.
But the Arctic is also experiencing a period of record-breaking warmth, as temperatures in the Arctic have increased by almost a third since the mid-1990s.
The last time the Arctic saw this kind of warming was between 1997 and 1999, and the current warming is far greater than anything seen since 1997.
“It is going to be quite a bit warmer than we saw in the last 50 years,” said Peter Wadhams, a professor at the University of Victoria who studies the effects of climate change on Arctic sea ice.
“The amount of warming that is going on is going beyond anything we’ve seen in the past 100 years.”
The Arctic’s ice cover is shrinking, with some regions melting away completely.
The Canadian government has been warning of the consequences of this for the region for years.
But it hasn’t been able to slow the pace of melting, and in fact, it’s accelerating.
“It’s going to get worse before it gets better,” said Wadham.
“We’re at an unprecedented stage in the melting of Arctic sea Ice.”
The rapid rate of melting is expected to continue, as the polar regions become increasingly dry, and as global temperatures rise.
Wadham told The Globe and Mail that the Arctic has been losing ice at a rapid rate since the 1980s.
But even in the midst of this rapid loss, the Arctic continues to get warmer.
“There is a lot of heat energy that is still being stored in the ice,” he said.
Wadham said that this rapid melt could lead to “a very rapid increase in the amount of carbon dioxide that’s going into the atmosphere, as it heats the atmosphere and is released into the environment.” “
As we continue to warm the Arctic, there is going a potential for sea ice to melt and that can contribute to a greater increase in heat-trapping greenhouse gases, especially as sea ice retreats.”
Wadham said that this rapid melt could lead to “a very rapid increase in the amount of carbon dioxide that’s going into the atmosphere, as it heats the atmosphere and is released into the environment.”
But what about the ice itself?
Wadham noted that the sea ice itself has been a critical part of the Arctic’s climate system.
The Arctic is a very sensitive system for climate change, he said, and it’s also very resilient.
In fact, there are several factors that affect the amount and type of sea ice that exists on the planet.
“A lot of those processes are influenced by a number of factors,” he explained.
“Climate change, for example, is affecting the extent of the sea water that’s there.
It affects the amount that is there and how much that is able to hold onto, and that’s what’s going on here.”
As sea ice melts, it releases methane and carbon dioxide, which is known to be a greenhouse gas.
Methane is the main greenhouse gas that humans have released into our atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.
“This methane, if it’s released in a large enough amount, is able the change the atmospheric composition in ways that are irreversible,” Wadham explained.
Wadman explained that the carbon dioxide released into an atmosphere is also responsible for the warming of the planet, and scientists say it could eventually cause the extinction of large portions of the world’s population.
He added that, due in part to its sensitivity to climate change and its ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over long periods of time, the ice has been the main driver of global warming in the recent past.
But, it could also be a “catalyst” for the rapid melting of the ice, he explained, because of the large amounts of carbon that have accumulated there over the past few decades.
And the process is likely to continue for decades to come.
“If the Arctic keeps melting, it will continue to do so because it’s a very, very resilient system,” he told The Guardian.
“That means that if we’re not careful, it is going the way of the dinosaurs.”
In addition to Wadham’s research, the study was co-authored by two Canadian researchers, who also discovered the new sea ice in the polar region.
The researchers, Michael Mann and Jennifer Francis, have a Ph.
D. in geophysics from the University the University Of Victoria, and are currently working on a new paper.
The two researchers say their research found the extent and type a new Arctic ice mass had increased in the year 2000.
“One thing that we found out, which we’ve found out before, is that the ice mass that was previously observed in the northern hemisphere was now the largest mass ever measured,” said Mann.
The study found the ice that was originally measured in the region had grown to more than a billion square kilometres.
In total, they found that the northern portion of the northern ice mass is now at a total mass of over 9