In response to today’s news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center about record low winter sea ice extent, World Wildlife Fund released the following statement from Margaret Williams, managing director of Arctic programs.
“Today’s news is not only about record low levels of winter Arctic sea ice, it’s about the unraveling of the Arctic and the impact of climate change on the wildlife and people that call the region home.
“This is yet another signal that bold leadership is needed to address the climate crisis. As the US assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council next month, we need a vision that redefines business-as-usual in the rapidly changing Arctic -- one that embraces renewable energy, sustainable development, and healthy communities.”
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