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Ice-free Arctic Summers

Polar Bear in ArcticNOAA (April 2, 2009) released new information regarding Arctic sea ice based on research at the University of Washington and the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in Seattle-

-Arctic summers may well be ice-free in 30 years, an update to previously released projections that such an event would occur by the end of the century.

– Summer sea ice is expected to decline from its current 4.6 million square kilometers (about 1.8 million square miles) to about 1 million square kilometers (about 390,000 square miles)

-This represents a loss of an area two-fifths the size of the continental U.S.

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Scott Artis
Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.


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