Arctic on the front lines of climate change battle

The Arctic is warming about three times faster than the rest of the world.
The Arctic is warming about three times faster than the rest of the world.PHOTO: ST FILE

The Arctic is standing on the front lines of humanity's battle with climate change, with a melting permafrost, increased rainfall and disappearing ice sheets.

And the consequences of these extreme weather phenomena are not isolated to this part of the world.

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