The Carbon Story of a Melting Arctic

  title={The Carbon Story of a Melting Arctic},
  author={Johan C. Faust and Christian M{\"a}rz and Sian F. Henley},
  journal={Frontiers for Young Minds},
AGE: 15 Large parts of the far north of our planet, the Arctic, were permanently covered with ice for thousands of years, but this is now changing. By burning fossil fuels like coal and oil, we rapidly return carbon, stored for millions of years in the Earth’s crust, back into the atmosphere. This increases the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere and causes Earth’s surface temperature to rise. Warmer temperatures and melting sea ice and glaciers are changing the Arctic… 

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