WWF - Polar bears and penguins 'just tip of climate change iceberg'
Global average warming due to climate change since the late 1800s is showing severe impacts at less than one degree, as the Arctic is warming at about twice the global average and parts of the Antarctic are also outstripping the global average.Note that the global sea ice anomaly is currently ABOVE zero.
The warming of the Antarctic is not yet as acute as the Arctic, but it is yet a further indication that the meltdown of our polar caps continues apace. If world leaders fail to act on this information the effects will be calamitous.
“The world is caught in a polar pincer movement,” said Neil Hamilton, Director of WWF International’s Arctic Programme.
“What is happening at the poles will control the world’s climate. If we do not stop the poles from melting, the whole world will feel it, in the form of runaway warming and rising waters.”