2018 was the second-hottest year in the Arctic

The consequences of climate change continue to mount, warns new US study.

Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/David Goldman

Global climate change is heating the Arctic region at record pace and is significantly altering Earth's environment, informs an new study from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under the Department of Commerce (DOC).

"Surface air temperatures in the Arctic continued to warm at twice the rate relative to the rest of the globe. Arctic air temperatures for the past five years (2014-18) have exceeded all previous records since 1900," the NOAA writes in a highlight from the report.

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