Since pre-industrial times, human activity has accelerated global warming, long-term heating of the earth’s surface that has raised the planet’s average temperature by 1.1 degrees Celsius. While changes can be seen all around the planet, the north and south poles often experience the largest shifts when the surface air temperature and net radiation balance change. This phenomenon is referred to as “polar amplification,” and the alterations are more pronounced at northern latitudes, where they are referred to as “Arctic amplification.” Click on the “Download PDF” option provided below to know more on-
- What is Arctic amplification?
- What are the causes behind it?
- What effects is Arctic warming having?
- How does it impact India?